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Bird swoops to Formula E victory in Putrajaya


Britain's Sam Bird celebrates on the podium after winning the inaugural Formula E race in Putrajaya on Saturday as Malaysia PM, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (in white) looks on after presenting the trophy. - RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/ The STAR

Britain's Sam Bird celebrates on the podium after winning the inaugural Formula E race in Putrajaya on Saturday as Malaysia PM, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (in white) looks on after presenting the trophy. - RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/ The STAR

PUTRAJAYA: Britain’s Sam Bird put up a dominant display to soar to victory in the inaugural Putrajaya race of the Formula E championship.

The 31-lap race of the second round of the full electric car series began in dramatic fashion on Saturday when the safety car was called in following a collision between women drivers Katherine Legge and Michela Cerruti.

   

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