WRC » Mills backs Solberg for second title

Phil Mills insists that Petter Solberg can win the WRC title for a second time

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October 12, 2010 3:32 PM
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He's more than capable but he needs a works car.

He can't do it in a privateer team, he can't afford to push 100% all the time and risk destroying his car. He should have a works drive.

Our very own matty on the other hand has a work drives (sort off) and pushes -99.9999% all the time :p :rolleyes:

runnah - Unregistered

October 12, 2010 5:49 PM

Aye if there is a more deserving driver out there I know not whom it may be.

Ford would be fools not to get him in one of their cars. Maybe mini but if he did it would be a while before he was challenging for wins.

anna - Unregistered

October 12, 2010 6:05 PM

Quesnel have confirmed to motorsport-aktuell today that if Petter gets the budget together he is going to get the fifth Citroen next year.

so it sounds that he isn't going to ford...

Twin Cam Sam - Unregistered

October 12, 2010 7:59 PM

I also believe Petter has another championship in him given the right car and opportunity.

He needs to be in a works team. On some events this year, he has had to drive to look after the car. He can't change every corner of the car as a routine during each service like the works teams do. It must also always be in the back of his head that if he bends the car it could be expensive.

Malcolm wont have him because he walked out on M-Sport and Ford 18 months into a 5 year contract (ironic isn't it.....) and Prodrive won't have him because the relationship became strained during the last 2 or 3 years with Subaru. Prodrive blamed Petter and Petter blamed the car.

It's ridiculous that 2 out of the 3 works teams wont run one of the most talented drivers in the championship, yet Ford were looking to sign Ogier.

What does Petter need to do to get into a works car ? Wait for VW in 2012 or 2013 ?

GoFstr - Unregistered

October 12, 2010 10:01 PM

"Phil Mills says there is no reason why his former partner in crime, Petter Solberg, can't go on to secure a second WRC title" - I can think of ONE reason.....Loeb.

Jasemat - Unregistered

October 13, 2010 3:25 AM

Just flicking through the comments on here and seen the one from Anna about if he can raise the budget he wil be in the 5th ( i presume) factory Citroen. Think that just about sums up the state of the WRC at the moment, bet none of the Stobart Drivers have to find any cash for a drive & the Citroen B team isn't a lot better. This guy could beat that lot with his eyes closed. As much a i really hate the circus that is F1 can you see someone coming into that in a team he had to form himself to keep driving, posting the results he has in an old car and being asked to stump up cash for a factory seat. I think not. He would have had a contract signed & sealed ages ago for next year.

izaniid - Unregistered

October 13, 2010 5:53 AM

It is not the offer to get Peter in the factory team. The offer is to sell the car for Peter World Rally private team. As you know that Citroen is not building a lot of this new car, not everybody can buy this car.

Fitz - Unregistered

October 13, 2010 10:10 AM

I think this should be taken as an achievement. He has or probably will get the backing and although a privateer is part of the citroen family.

Of course he'll get the 5th DS3. He puts a 09 spec car on the podium in front of factory fords which is hilarious. Citroen Norway are up 67% seemingly.

Even funnier was when he was putting an old xsara with holes in the floor on the podium. Even then Citroen were revelling in it saying just how good the xsara still was. (i.e better than a ford etc altho I think hirvo is piss poor and latvala is coming of age).

If you look closely on the WRC programmes in the background you'll often see Solberg talking to Loeb in Loebs car and Loeb often says Petter is a threat before anyone else.

Be good if Atkinson joins Monster next year but me I would love to see Proton with a 1.6 Lotus engined turbo competing....

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