Sam Bird and Jaguar TCS Racing agree multi-year contract extension

Jaguar TCS Racing and Sam Bird have come to an agreement that will see the Brit sign a new multi-year contract with the team after a successful first season together.

Bird sealed his maiden win for Jaguar at the opening race weekend of Season 7 in Diriyah, and wound up sixth in the Drivers' World Championship, having added a podium in Rome and another win in New York City. The 35-year-old and teammate Mitch Evans' efforts ensured Jaguar secured second spot in the Teams' running - its best finish to-date in Formula E.

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"“My first season with Jaguar TCS Racing told me everything I needed to know - I wanted to continue to be a part of the Jaguar TCS Racing family," says Bird. "The whole team is determined, focussed and ready to get results and that’s exactly who I want to be working with. Now it’s time to get season eight underway and ensure we put all our off-season practice and learnings into action to score as many points as possible.”

“It is a really positive start to Season 8 as we confirm Sam Bird will continue his electric racing career with Jaguar TCS Racing after a great first season with the team," said Team Principal James Barclay. "Sam’s results from last year demonstrate he fits in extremely well here at Jaguar TCS Racing, shares our goals and is very much part of the family.

"As we all know, Sam has massive determination and talent to continue to put the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 into race winning positions. At the same time confirming the extension of our contract with Sam means we can focus on the development and important preparations for Gen3 together. Next up is the start of season eight though and we have our sights set on securing as many points as possible to begin our campaign for the World Championship.”

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