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    https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/i...inkId=40201961

    Of his possible destination for the 2018 campaign, Ogier said: “Options are existing. It’s still quite open but I have nothing to tell you right now.

    “We’re in a time where the decision needs to be made and I’m in contact already. I like the stability – it’s the key of success – so a good option for me would be to stay with the same team.

    “But it’s not a secret that I want to have more support from a manufacturer behind because it’s what you need to fight other manufacture teams. Let’s see. I’m sure in the following days, weeks I will be able to tell you a bit more on this topic.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    M-Sport should be fighting to keep Tanak as well. Lappi and Tanak at Toyota could be strong opponents for years. Tanak is only 29. Suninen is only 23 - Wilson using young drivers in the main team has not gone so well at times. Can Evans be kept on until Suninen has done a full year's wrc if the sponsor money is available for 4 cars.

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    M-Sport cant afford to match the factory teams salaries for 3 driver's so they are trying to convince Ogier first.

    If he doesnt stay they can go for their other top driver ie. Tanak, plus the youngsters.
    Last edited by Fast Eddie WRC; 26th July 2017 at 12:26.

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    That hashtag 🤔

    1 DAY TO GO and it's time to look to the future! What do you think these four can achieve at this year's Neste Rally Finland? 🤔

    #RallyFinlandCountdown #WRC #FordPerformance

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    in which media? link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    From Wilson’s words one can get the idea it’ll be hard for him to get a major support from Ford, like he deserve. More than not making possible to keep Ogier, Ford’s hypothetical refusal to fully back MSport is a lack of respect to the team and even to the WRC.

    Btw, Tanak in Toyota seems a pretty reasonable move but even if Makinen seems to have full liberty to run the show, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mr. Toyoda pressuring him to sign Ogier (a remake of the old “# one manu gets the # one driver” story). Cohabitation with Latvala is possible, as long Ogier doesn’t get the start status he was used in VW.
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    http://www.sportti.com/uutinen.asp?CAT=1-2&ID=344017

    Mäkinen says in this Finnish interview that they haven't started yet discussions for next year He says the current drivers have options in their contracts and when asked about Tänak, he only says that Tänak and Ogier have no contract for next year and Mikkelsen is also free

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    http://www.sportti.com/uutinen.asp?CAT=1-2&ID=344017

    Mäkinen says in this Finnish interview that they haven't started yet discussions for next year He says the current drivers have options in their contracts and when asked about Tänak, he only says that Tänak and Ogier have no contract for next year and Mikkelsen is also free
    It's late 2016 all over again. Mäkinen will keep on giving meaningless statements which the press goes crazy about. We better just wait for the official TGR press release

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allez Andruet View Post
    It's late 2016 all over again. Mäkinen will keep on giving meaningless statements which the press goes crazy about. We better just wait for the official TGR press release
    I bet he enjoys it too!

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    Tricky decision for Ogier. M-Sport havent let him down despite his late arrival for 2017.

    And what are his factory options -
    Hyundai seem settled with TN as No.1;
    Toyota/Makinen happy with with his man Latvala (who surely wont want him as a team-mate again);
    and Citroen who are in disarray with a car that's still not right yet.
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