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Formula E: Bird takes controversial win in Hong Kong

Envision Virgin Racing's Sam Bird took a hard fought ninth career victory in the ABB FIA Formula E championship after a race-long dogfight with Techeetah's Andre Lotterer in Hong Kong. But the Briton's success came with a controversial move on long-time leader Lotterer in the closing laps which saw the pair make contact. Moments later Lotterer suffered a right-rear blow-out which put him out of the race and allowed Bird to claim the win. The result gives Bird an 18-point lead in the championship, with Virgin holding a convincing lead over Mahindra in the team standings. However race control immediately placed the incident between the pair under review, suggesting that Bird could yet be...
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