The autorenstal M-Sport, which is in 2017 with the Frenchman Sébastien Ogier secured the world championship rally (WRC), save the coming season once again in the hands together with Ford. That made the American automobile manufacturer Thursday officially. The team of Ogier, goes in 2018 as M-Sport Ford through life.
Ford retired after 2012, formally back as a factory team, and then M-Sport went on, as the only private constructors against competitors such as Toyata, Hyundai and Citroën. Meanwhile, M-Sport’s use of the Ford Fiesta RS as a racing car for the WRC championship.
Although M-Sport in 2017 without fabrieksondersteuning had set, posted Ogier, in his first year with the British renstal his fifth consecutive world title. To the French rallykampioen longer on board, arranged for M-Sport’s financial resources and the fabrieksondersteuning of Ford. “That was very important. One should be under no illusion; the world title deal with a private renstal becomes harder and harder. The support of Ford is fundamental. Now we need to see how the new possibilities will use the car to improve. In the long term we will have more resources, installations such as wind turbines and knowledge”, responded to Ogier, who in 2018 is aiming for a sixth world title.
After the departure of the Est Ott Tänak to Toyota drive there with Ogier and his Welsh team-mate Elfyn Evans two pilots employed by M-Sport Ford. The British renstal also extended the collaboration with Red Bull.