Formula E: Sam Bird wins Saudi E-Prix

The Sam Bird of britain won an opening race of the Formula E year .
The Envision Virgin Racing driver beat on Porsches Andre Lotterer and Mercedes Stoffel Vandoorne after starting fifth.
Al took his ninth career win in Al Diriyah, around the outskirts of Riyadh, however, stayed focused on the second race on Saturday (12:00 GMT on the ).
He said over team radio crossing the point Thanks – it was that the energy of [his new] blossom that did that.
Bird showed the car of the Virgin team has a great deal of pace coming into the year, taking success against two giant German manufacturers making their debuts in the all-electric racing series this season – Porsche and Mercedes.
Mercedes in particular qualified their automobiles second and third on the grid with Nick and Vandoorne de Vries respectively, although both beginner teams insisted they would take the time to make an effect on a sport that has been a going concern since 2014.
Brit Alexander Sims led from pole position at a race that was difficult to overtake due to the circuit desert conditions in Saudi Arabia, in the dry.
He held the lead until late in the race along with motorists benefited from using both Attack Modes – an excess 35kw of electricity – in various stages.
Since Vandoorne shielded his lead in the Lotterer, he drifted in the lead of the race surprisingly, past Sims.
But Bird hunted the Belgian down – that was unable to utilize the moment of his Attack Modes – and implemented a slick pass to take the lead and hold on after a late safety car following Daniel Abts accident.
Bird later added on the podium:The team did an wonderful job at the off-season – its an awesome vehicle.
Last year was difficult and I went through a tiny transformation. A lot of thinking and psychological stuff – Im fitter than ever before, and had massive weight loss. The staff have discovered a lot too.
Defending champion Jean-Eric Vergne retired from the race and began well down the field, but has a chance.

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