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    Quote Originally Posted by Watson View Post
    Malcom Wilson on Tanak leaving: "Ideally we would have liked to retain him as well but when the time came around [to sort out hos future] we couldn't offer him what he was looking for."

    McRae, Sainz, Märtin, Duval and now Tanak all lost because Ford HQ couldn't make up their minds before August/September when drivers want to put pen to paper. It's just ridiculous.

    But hey I guess I shouldn't complain after winning both championships and keeping Ogier and Evans onboard.
    For all of these guys (except Sainz) , leaving Ford proved to be the downfall of their career...

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    Quote Originally Posted by macebig View Post
    For all of these guys (except Sainz) , leaving Ford proved to be the downfall of their career...
    Didn't help JML or Mikko either. Although Jari is in a decent place now having moved on from VW

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    Quote Originally Posted by macebig View Post
    For all of these guys (except Sainz) , leaving Ford proved to be the downfall of their career...
    forgot Solberg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    forgot Solberg?
    For Solberg, leaving Ford worked mid term but in the long run, the uncompetitiveness of Subaru came back to bite him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by er88 View Post
    Didn't help JML or Mikko either. Although Jari is in a decent place now having moved on from VW

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    Well they were both unlucky enough to have to endure the might of the Sebs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macebig View Post
    For Solberg, leaving Ford worked mid term but in the long run, the uncompetitiveness of Subaru came back to bite him.
    yes but became world rally champion after leaving Ford

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimviii View Post
    yes but became world rally champion after leaving Ford
    That's why I said worked mid term. But then, Hollywood spent 7 full seasons without a win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macebig View Post
    That's why I said worked mid term. But then, Hollywood spent 7 full seasons without a win.
    if he had stayed at Ford he would won more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macebig View Post
    That's why I said worked mid term. But then, Hollywood spent 7 full seasons without a win.
    Why is he called Hollywood?

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    A. I am fairly sure that he would have won at least one rally between 2006-2011 behind the wheel of a Ford. And B. Hollywood was an old nickname of Petter Solberg because of his spectacular driving style.

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