WRC » Streamlined Stobart target more points

Mads Ostberg and Matthew Wilson target points for the Stobart team in Argentina

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chemics - Unregistered

May 25, 2011 7:29 PM

He is Malcolm Wilson's (Owner and head of M-Sport) son. As far as I can tell that is about the only reason he has kept his drive as long as he has. When he started he had a 5 year plan to be fighting for the title, that was about 6 years ago. If his Dad didn't run the team he would have been dropped a long time ago.

Taz - Unregistered

May 26, 2011 12:12 AM


I think it was a rhetorical question :)

Pointless story though for quite frankly a pointless team, they aren't there to compete it would seem.

WRCfan - Unregistered

May 26, 2011 10:16 AM

Don't undertand your point about the Stobart team Taz.

It's a privateer team, which means the seats are paid for by the drivers' sponsors.

If any of the guys in that team decide they've had enough then the cars won't run.

It's not like a manufacturer outfit where someone else would get the drive.

Kimi Raikkonen, Munchi's, Monster, FERM, Al Qassimi & Petter Solberg are all in same category.

None of them are going to win anything either, should they just quit too?

Dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

May 26, 2011 12:53 PM

Finally the Penny drops ... thankyou WRC Fan

Someone finally Understands how a privateer team operates, The Team establish how much Budget is required for the programme chosen by the driver and the driver (eg Matt) finds the Budget to ink a deal.

Petter, Matt, Raikonnen, PG, Ostberg, Novikov, they are all in exactly the same situation. For years people have been going on about Matts seat, Its a deal put together between 2 friends and financial supporters of Matt, namely Malcolm and Stobart, but even that relationship doesnt have the legs to carry Matt through another Full season. Matt will somehow try and do Finland and GB but the money officially runs to Greece and thats it !

Petter had a simular situation at the end of last year when he had to fund the last 2.5 Rallies using his own Coin as the his sponsors budget had run out. The difference is Petter has a little pot of money and Matt doesnt and so he will have to find some budget or be reduced to spectator status

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