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Chris - Unregistered

July 01, 2011 10:30 AM

Like lambs to the slaughter. In terms of reliability/speed/driver ability, M-Sport haven't even got close on gravel - on sealed surfaces it will be a massacre. Citroen are 1 win away from toppling Ford as the 'winningest' manufacturer. Given Citroen have only been competing a decade or so and that all of its wins have been on Malcolm's watch it's a perfect indictment of M-Sport's performance over 15 years.

Chris - Unregistered

July 01, 2011 2:00 PM

@ Taz

Agreed JML has shown glimpses of ability but can not say that it is played out on the stages in a sustained manner and why he finds himself nearly a full 3 wins behind Loeb in the standings. Demoting him to Stobart/no.2 on occasion smacks of bad management and failing to back him to the hilt. All roads lead back to M-Sport simply failing to deliver.

izaniid - Unregistered

July 01, 2011 4:32 PM

I have a feeling that Ford will do better on tarmac this year with a new car develope more for tarmac then gravel. Hope that is the reson why they lost on gravel all the time.

slightlysideways

July 02, 2011 7:32 PM

Ford's problem in recent years has been Loeb to a large extent, he was the driving force behind the team's success. He almost never made mistakes under pressure, now there are two loebs, which makes it even harder to win.
My god it sucks being a Ford fan!

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