Formula E

Sam Bird -“Consistency is key and as a team, we are determined”

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ABB FIA Formula E World Championship leader, Jaguar Racing‘s Sam Bird, is ready to score more points for the team at this weekend’s DHL Valencia E-Prix double-header.

The 34-year-old Brit, who collided with Oliver Rowland and Nyck de Vries in the final lap of the race in the Rome E-Prix on 11 April 2021, praised his team for the good start to the season.

The team scored its first double-podium finish in over thirty years. Jaguar seem keen to continue their good performance with the Jaguar I-Type 5 at the circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Formula E’s first arrival at a permanent track of its history.

James Barclay, the team director of the Jaguar team, said the team would not be “complacent” and would use the “positive start to the season” as fuel to keep pushing hard in the competitive fight for the championship.

The Jaguar Racing team currently is at the top of the team championship standings, seventeen points clear of second place team Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E team. In the driver’s standings, Sam Bird is first with forty-three points, ahead of his Kiwi teammate Mitch Evans in second with thirty-nine points.

Evans seemed in high spirits as well, echoing his teammate’s experiences with the car: “The Jaguar I-TYPE5 is performing very well on track – we saw some more great results in Rome”. He also spoke of hard work and focus for this weekend, to score all the points he can to further extend the team’s lead over the team’s championship and aid in his battle with his teammate for the lead of the championship.

Round five of the Formula E championship starts at 15:00 (CET) on Saturday 24 April 2021 and Round six starts at 14:00 (CET) on Sunday 25 April 2021.

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