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Sam Bird, Jaguar Racing, first position, with a Union flag cape
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Formula E New York City E-Prix II
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How Bird's crash recovery became Formula E's fairytale of New York

After crashing in practice during the opening session at the New York City E-Prix, Sam Bird immediately had a recovery job on his hands. But the Jaguar driver rose through the order and secured victory in the second race - and with it, the championship lead. Here's how an Englishman in New York became top of the heap

While Euro 2020 fever gripped this nation over the past four weeks as England progressed to the tournament final, countless words have been written or recorded on the vital role teamwork plays in cultivating success. And after that loss on penalties to Italy, the same again will be produced on the strength that can arise in reacting to the pain of defeat.

Jaguar Racing experienced that rollercoaster, albeit on a somewhat smaller scale, in just two days across the New York City E-Prix double-header last weekend. Its key 2021 driver signing Sam Bird and the tireless mechanics transformed crashing into the barriers into brilliance to snare a commanding Brooklyn victory to move into the lead of the Formula E championship.

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