Brit Sam Bird says he will be in contention to become the first British Formula E champion if he succeeds in Mexico E-Prix

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BRIT Sam Bird says he will be in contention to win his first Formula E championship if he gets a positive result in Mexico.

The Virgin driver can secure back-to-back wins at the Mexico City E-Prix following his victory last time out in Santiago, Chile.

Sam Bird could be the first British Formula E champion

Bird could become the first ever British FE champion having raced since the start of the all-electric series in 2014.

He said: “It’s too early to tell after three races but I think if we get another result here we can start to say, ‘we’re in the mix’.

“Let’s have a look to see where I am after eight or nine races, but it’s been a good start, we’re continuing to improve and are scoring good points.

“I think this could be a decent track for us.

“There’s no reason why it can’t, and Audi have proved in the past that they can do well here. I’m optimistic that we can score decent points.”

Audi supply Virgin’s powertrain and the German powerhouse won the Mexico City E-Prix last season with Daniel Abt.

Sam Bird paraded his bottle of champagne on the podium

FE has seen three different winners from the opening three races this term and Bird says the unpredictability is what makes the series exciting.

He added: “I think the results speak for themselves.

“There’s 22 guys on this grid that have the potential to win a race, and there’s no other championship in the world that you can say that about.

“Formula E is doing something right and the championship just continues to grow and is getting bigger, more exciting and attract more manufacturers.

He added” Formula E is a giant snowball right now and it’s only going to get bigger.”


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