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7 January 2016

Sam joins Ferrari

Ferrari have announced the signing of reigning LMP2 world champion Sam Bird to join their assault on the World Endurance Championship.

Sam on the Silverstone podium for FerrariThe 28-year-old Briton had previously raced the Ferrari 458 Italia twice in the 2014 for AF Corse, securing a class podium on his debut at Silverstone and class pole position at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

During the 2015 season he competed in the WEC LMP2 class for G-Drive Racing, helping them to the team and driver titles, and is also currently competing for DS Virgin Racing in the FIA Formula E Series.

He now joins the Maranello team as a factory driver and will race the new 488 GTE, partnering Davide Rigon in the #71 car.

Bird said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be joining the Ferrari family. It's a true honour to be chosen to represent the legendary Prancing Horse in the World Endurance Championship. Thank you to everyone in Maranello for this wonderful opportunity."