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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    You think he's retiring because of the new rules?
    He has stated that he has no interest to drive these new cars.

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    The new Regs are keeping the GREngines and will have additional hybrid power. OK so here's some reduction in suspension & diffs, but I dont see the new cars being that bad for WRC drivers to give up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    The new Regs are keeping the GREngines and will have additional hybrid power. OK so here's some reduction in suspension & diffs, but I dont see the new cars being that bad for WRC drivers to give up.
    Also the 5-speed gearbox with no paddle shift. Latvala actually said in an interview that he thinks that will cause more mechanical issues because the paddle shift is more careful for the gearbox than manual shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Also the 5-speed gearbox with no paddle shift. Latvala actually said in an interview that he thinks that will cause more mechanical issues because the paddle shift is more careful for the gearbox than manual shift.
    Possible mechanical issues is not the same as affecting the car's speed though.

    Driver's, like people, dislike change. Given some time and development I'm sure they would still enjoy driving them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    i would like to see/hear one current driver who is excited about those new regulations and cars

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    Østberg.

    https://www.wrcwings.tech/2020/04/05...ture-wrc-cars/

    I think the changes are going in the good way and I hope that can allow new manufacturers to enter into the Championship.
    Other than that, very interesting interview on his opinions and experiences of the aeros of the Fiesta WRC, C3 WRC and C3 R5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Østberg.

    https://www.wrcwings.tech/2020/04/05...ture-wrc-cars/


    Other than that, very interesting interview on his opinions and experiences of the aeros of the Fiesta WRC, C3 WRC and C3 R5.

    Interesting to hear his comments....
    I might be over simplifying it, but to me these new regs, Around 400bhp, 5 speed box, less sophisticated aero, less sophisticated suspension, less sophisticated transmission....sounds a bit like a 93 group A car...

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubled1978 View Post
    Interesting to hear his comments....
    I might be over simplifying it, but to me these new regs, Around 400bhp, 5 speed box, less sophisticated aero, less sophisticated suspension, less sophisticated transmission....sounds a bit like a 93 group A car...
    Officially Group A cars had only 300 bhp (actually more). All of them had 6 gears, Fords even 7, using still the H pattern, sequential boxes didn't come until 1998 or so. Even the "less sophisticated suspensions" will be miles away from those days.

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    Very good interview but the most surprising thing for me was the would prefer the C3 to fiesta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EstWRC View Post
    Very good interview but the most surprising thing for me was the would prefer the C3 to fiesta.
    First and foremost: he is still a Citroen driver, of course he must still say his employer makes the best car.

    Secondly, he only drove his private Fiesta, which was delivered to him at the very beginning of 2017. It was lagging behind in the development already in Sweden. He never got the benefit and results of the team testing, gathering data from rallies and developing the car. Remember how much the cars progressed during the first year especially in terms of aero? Look again at the videos from Rally Finland 2017 and how crazily the cars jump with the nose upwards.

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