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Sam Bird extended his run of winning a race in every season since the inception of Formula E with an excellent drive for Jaguar in a thrilling Diriyah E-Prix.

After Nyck de Vries sealed a lights-to-flag victory in race one on Friday, Bird ensured that race two was far more dramatic, coming from third on the grid to take victory following an ongoing battle for the lead with polesitter and former teammate Robin Frijns, who had to settle for second.

The two racers remained within a second of another when the race was red-flagged with two minutes remaining, only for race control to confirm that proceedings would not be restarted, handing Bird the win.

Jean-Eric Vergne finished third following a tense battle with his teammate Antonio Felix Da Costa, which included the two drivers colliding as the defending champion tried to pass Vergne.

Nick Cassidy finished fifth, ahead of Dragon Penske duo Sergio Sette Camara and Nico Muller. Oliver Turvey completed an excellent weekend for NIO 333 with another points finish in eighth, while Oliver Rowland and Rene Rast rounded out the top 10.

Alex Lynn was taken to hospital after the race having been involved in a collision on track that resulted in the race being red-flagged. His team Mahindra have confirmed that he is conscious and talking.

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