Brit Sam Bird fought from fifth to win the Formula E season opener in Saudi Arabia

SAM BIRD battled from fifth to win the Formula E season opener in Saudi Arabia.

The Brit becomes the only driver to win a race in all six FE seasons.

Sam Bird (GBR), Envision Virgin Racing

The Virgin driver fought through the field leaving Mercedes, Porsche and BMW in his wake.

Three-time 24-hours of Le Mans champion Andre Lotterer finished second in Porsche’s debut race after starting in seventh.

Mercedes also finished on the podium in their first FE race as ex-F1 star Stoffel Vandoorne was third.

The decisive moment in the race saw Bird fly down inside of Vandoorne to take the lead.

With five minutes remaining Audi’s Daniel Abt crashed into the wall leading to a frantic restart on the final two laps following the safety car.

But Bird fended a late before to win before screaming to his radio: “Yes boys! Come on!”

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