Bird suffered an incident at the start of the Sunday’s London race, but was able to complete the race – finishing in an eventual eighth position.
He received a post-race five-second penalty for causing a later collision with Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein at Turn 16, but this did not affect his result as the Briton was well ahead of Sergio Sette Camara in ninth.
However, a precautionary scan after the race has revealed that Bird suffered a fracture to his left hand, which he spent the entirety of the race with.
A statement from his Jaguar team revealed that Bird would be visiting a specialist – where it will be decided if he can compete at the Seoul E-Prix.
“Shortly after the race, Jaguar TCS Racing’s Sam Bird was taken to hospital for precautionary checks on an injury sustained during the first lap in Round 14 in London,” read a statement from the team.
“Following an X-ray, he has sustained a displaced mid-shaft fracture on his left hand. Sam will see a specialist as quickly as possible to determine the best treatment.
“Sam’s participation in the upcoming Seoul E-Prix on 13 and 14 August will be assessed in the coming days.”
Sam Bird, Jaguar Racing
Photo by: Simon Galloway / Motorsport Images
If Bird cannot race, it would be likely that reserve driver Norman Nato would take over driving duties in Korea.
Tom Dillmann also serves as a reserve driver for Jaguar, but has less recent racing experience compared to Nato.
Mortara made contact with Bird twice as a result, leaving the latter in the wall and out of the race with damage.
Bird’s team-mate Mitch Evans retired from Sunday’s race, reporting that the braking exhibited “strange behaviour” – and a power cycle could not resolve the issue – leaving the Kiwi 36 points off championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne.