London, July 14 : Briton Sam Bird was on Tuesday announced as the new Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver joining the race-winning team for Season Seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The 33-year-old has competed in every Formula E race since the ground-breaking series started in 2014, securing nine wins to date. Bird, who started his successful racing career in 2002, went on to forge a successful record of results in the sport's junior categories before a number of key Formula 1 roles including testing duties for Williams and reserve driver for Mercedes AMG Petronas from 2011 to 2013, a statement said.
In recent years, Bird has tasted success in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Ferrari and the G-Drive Racing squad.
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