Motorsports Mondial

Bird Landing in the Marina

Sam Bird, the impressive 2010 GP2 debutant from England, has feathered a deal with Mercedes Grand Prix team to participate in Young Driver test at the Yas Marina circuit, after the curtain falls on the F1 season November 14.

Sam scored his maiden GP2 win at Monza in September.

“Sam has done an impressive job in the GP2 Series during his first season. We are very pleased that Sam will be joining Mercedes for the Young Driver test next month and are confident that he will provide the team with the essential consistency and feedback we require,” said Ross Brawn.

The ART Grand Prix GP2 driver had his first taste of F1 machinery in 2007 with Williams. The GP2 season also concludes in Abu Dhabi. Sam will be looking to improve on his current fifth overall position in the championship.

The 23-year old driver from Roehampton raced in Formula BMW, Formula Renault and Formula 3 before signing with Nicholas Todt-owned ART Grand Prix team for the GP2 Series this season.

— Nasir Hameed