3rd February 2018, 20:28
I think Ford Performance mostly brought the aero development side in addition to supplying budget, this was stated in an interview.
3rd February 2018, 21:33
So not much (technical) then... interesting to see how the aero progresses.
Originally Posted by AnttiL
Front of the car is the same, from what I can see and they have had a few months at least to make changes.
Havenít had a good look at the rear spoiler, so Iím not sure if itís any different.
3rd February 2018, 21:48
Pretty sure that it was also stated that no aero changes would happen in first few races
Originally Posted by T16
3rd February 2018, 23:02
Readed that Fiesta 2018 only in Mexico
4th February 2018, 13:34
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Wilson and Ogier have both made it clear that Ford Performance will help to improve and develop the Fiesta. It's not a case of Ford just providing money for M-Sport to do it. FP have a huge amount of technical facilities and expertise and a lot is transferable to a rally car.
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4th February 2018, 13:50
Like I said above, I think you are underestimating M-Sport, Eddie. I'm not entirely convinced that Ford's performance department does have that many skills that M-Sport doesn't already have.
Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC
Wilson and Ogier, I guess, will have to say that Ford are contributing from a technical POV, but M-sport created the car as it is and I think Ford could learn from them, not the other way around.
Maybe I see Ford Performance as more of a sponsor, rather than a development partner.
Still a win-win situation for both parties.
Not entirely sure, but what contribution do Toyota make to the development of the Yaris? (I don't think it's a great deal) and that car has seen great success, considering it's age and the short history of Makkinen's operation, which runs it.
I guess time will tell though and it will become more apparent, one way or the other as the season unfolds.
Eddie, on another note; any idea where I can find spectator info for the Malcolm Wilson rally? Cheers.
Last edited by T16; 4th February 2018 at 14:00.
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4th February 2018, 15:38
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Underestimating M-Sport is the last thing I'm doing, especially after what they achieved last year. As a long-time supporter I'm well aware of their qualities.
But if Ogier says he needs Ford (Performance) to keep developing the car and make him stay then thats good enough for me.
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5th February 2018, 08:06
February 24th Estonia has it's Independence day. Every year presidents gives out orders for notable people. This year one of the recipients is Malcolm Wilson
Maarjamaa Cross V class
Malcolm Irving Wilson
Estonian motorsport supporter, United Kingdom
Malcolm Wilson has played an important part in Estonian motorsport. He helped Markko Mšrtin as well
Ott Tšnšk to rally world stars. Giving the opportunity to thousands
Estonians to spectate alongside rally tracks around the world
and hundreds of thousands Estonians to follow
their achievements through the media.
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10th February 2018, 11:25
After Mexico, a Fiesta WRC will join the Ford Performance workshops in the USA to work on the aero and the engine. For Wilson, the car did not suffer a big ťvol for this start of the season, progress will be visible in the second part of the year.
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11th February 2018, 11:00
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