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Bird moves to Jaguar for Season 7

Sam Bird has been confirmed as Jaguar’s newest driver for Season 7.

It will mark the first time the British driver has raced for someone in Formula E other than Virgin, for whom he has competed for since the first race in Beijing.

Bird has a strong record in Formula E, taking wins in every season to date, which he hopes to continue at Jaguar.

"I am really looking forward to a new chapter in my Formula E career with Panasonic Jaguar Racing," he said.

"I have watched Jaguar's growth and progress in the series and am very proud to be driving for an iconic British brand with such a successful racing DNA and joining an incredible list of drivers that have raced for the brand.

"I am incredibly hungry for success and I believe that together with Mitch we can achieve great things for the team and ourselves. I want to thank Envision Virgin Racing for everything we have achieved together and wish them well for the future.

"After Berlin I can't wait to test the Jaguar I-TYPE and be in the best place possible for season seven and beyond."

Bird will run alongside Jaguar regular Mitch Evans, who has been with the team since he joined Formula E in 2016.

“On behalf of the entire Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E team and everyone at Jaguar we would like to welcome Sam to the family," said team director James Barclay.

"Since the start of Formula E Sam has demonstrated that he is one of the very best drivers in the championship and we believe that together we will form a great partnership. With Mitch and Sam we believe that we have arguably one of the strongest driver line-ups on the grid.

"With extremely close competition it is clear that to be successful in Formula E you need two drivers who can be competing for podiums at every race. We now have two proven race winners that are capable of enabling us to challenge for both team and driver championship titles next season.”

 

Rob Lomas

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