You get a new livery, and you get a new livery, and you get a new livery….it’s that Oprah Winfrey Show time of year where all the major teams release their “New Look” for the 2015 season. Since every car in the modern WRC has the exact same profile, the teams have to do something to stand out. I have to tip my hat to both M-Sport and VW for the most dramatic of designs, however one must wonder whether the two teams somehow collaborated before coming up with their…Read More
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Rally – Kubica, A Rally Legend in the Making?
When Robert Kubica came on to the World Rally Championship scene in the WRC2 category last year, it caused quite a stir. Rally had another former F1 winner coming over to what many of us rally fans deem to be the pinnacle of motorsport. This would help draw considerable attention to rally which has been recovering from a period of lackluster spectator and TV viewer counts. Unlike Raikkonen though, Kubica feels he has unfinished business in Formula 1. Most recall that Kubica’s F1 career was cut short after a nasty…Read More
WRC Musical Chairs
We all remember the game as kids. When the music stops everyone grabs a seat except for one odd man out. Similarly there seems to never be enough manufacturer seats with the current depth of talent available in the WRC. So here’s a quick look at the drivers that snagged a seat and who was left standing. As we all know, the Volkswagen World Rally Team has their drivers firmly bolted to their carbon fiber seats for at least one more year. There is no real need for…Read More
Vodafone Rally de Portugal – Preview
Beginning tomorrow is WRC event number two without Sebastien Loeb, however his legacy seems to live on with the success of the other French Sebastien. That of course would be VW Motorsports driver Sebastien Ogier, who has dominated the season so far. Of course Ogier hates being compared to Loeb but it is hard not to at least compare the results. It seems that the only thing that can slow down Ogier is illness. Ogier apparently caught a virus while down in Mexico (some bad tequila?), and missed out on the…Read More