WRC » Ogier ends Loeb's German victory run

Sebastien Ogier wins Rallye Deutschland by over 30 seconds after his team-mate Sebastien Loeb is slowed by a puncture in Panzerplatte 2.

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Fernando - Unregistered

August 21, 2011 4:01 PM

4th for Hirvonen is more than he deserves. Ford gets the most horrible weekend ever! Someone at Ford Headquarter must stop M-Sport in its plan to destroy Ford Brand.

Considering the line-up:

1. Hirvonen was fired by Subaru. He never matched Gronholm pace. He is a bad 2nd driver.
2. Latvala: I believe no one could count how many car he destroyed until now.
3. MW Jr. The worst driver ever.
4. Henning Solberg. Very bad driver.
5. K. Block. Nice for circus....

They lost Gronholm, Duval, Martin. Loeb and Ogier refused. What is the problem?

Please give up ASAP. Do not wait for the end of the year!

lukka - Unregistered

August 21, 2011 4:40 PM

Come on. Ford lost drivers?
Gronholm retired.
Martin retired because of tragedy.
Duval? He was bigger crasher than Latvala. Besides, Citroen fired him too.
Loeb and Ogier are Citroen's drivers, they drove for them in JWRC. And Citroen is the best car so why would they choose Ford instead?
In my view, Citroen has the edge on tarmac and they have Loeb, seems like the greatest driver ever. That's their advantage. Latvala is fast but he tries to override his car so he crashes a lot. Hirvonen is a great 2nd driver with his consistency.
Solberg and Block are just customers who bring money to drive. Same as Solberg and Raikkonen in Citroen.
If you want Ford to give up, let's rename WRC to CRC (Citroen Rally Championship).

Flash3 - Unregistered

August 21, 2011 8:24 PM

Congratulations to the MINI TEAM. To get a podium finish and have two cars in the top five for most of the event this early in the programme bodes well for the future. The most important thing for WRC is to have as many competitive manufacturers as possible. Lets hope that Toyota decide to come back.Flash3

Malcom Wilson (joke) - Unregistered

August 21, 2011 8:45 PM

I dont think Citroen have a beter car than Ford , if you follow the events closely in every round this year you will discover that Ford have the pace to chalenge its rivel for wins on the gravel events at least but some small defects on preparing/mechnucal/falts/luck ... all together makes Citroen "looks" faster but its illusion in terms of speed and power from the cars , look closer to detals and performance on every rally and ypu will got the evidence ...

Fernando - Unregistered

August 21, 2011 9:07 PM

Is this guy joking?

"We came here with confidence and made a great start, but after that we had many dramas,” said Wilson, who celebrated a total of four stage wins in Germany, arguably Ford's best showing in the country in recent seasons. “When we were trouble-free, I was pleased with the improved pace we showed against our rivals, but we have a lot of work to do. It's very competitive and everything has to be 100 per cent right to win. It's the small details that you can't afford to go wrong with at this level.” M. Wilson

Malcom Wilson(joke) - Unregistered

August 21, 2011 9:29 PM

Until Finland Citroen scored 88 stage wins if you count P.Solberg /Oger /Loeb stage victories together against 64 stage wins for Ford (Latvala/Hirvonen include 2 stage wins from priveters Fords) , its not a big gap if you count that ciroen cars have 2 world champin drivers ( Loeb /Solberg) and one super fast driver (Oger) compare to non champions (Latvala/Hirvonen) and far more bad luck during the events (Ford : more puncters/turbo problem /driveshaft problem /crash/...), speek facts idiots and shut your mouth...

rtega - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 12:29 AM

The problem at ford is not so much the drivers but their lack of reliability. They lose in key moments when something breaks and ends their winning run. Their cars simply don't have the reliability as the Citroens have had up to now.

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