WRC » Time to turn things around

Ford World Rally Team's Petter Solberg looks back on Rallye de France, the eleventh round in the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship, in his latest exclusive column for Crash.net.

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October 11, 2012 11:49 AM

This is a tense time of the year for deciding who goes where for 2013. I really want to see Ford Re sign their Two Drivers, I believe Jari Matti and Petter are the perfect Team mates, they are both very easy to get on with so there will be no in team fighting and the Team can just concentrate on the performances for 2013

I think VW will probably then run with Ogier and Mikkleson, Citroen will more than likely sign Dani Sordo to Join Mikko with Neuville still learning his trade and also the new kid on the Block Sebastien Chardonet may get a few more events too

Im not sure about Mini, no news of them being close to a Deal, maybe if they get the funding they may try to Sign Mads Ostberg and possibly approach Meeke again, this all seems to make sense, its what im going with anyway

Craig - Unregistered

October 11, 2012 4:25 PM

Yeah he was testing the DS3. I've seen the video. Hopefully they'll get him on a few rallies next year. He'd go well on GB, as he did last year.

Chris - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 9:27 AM

Oh no, the dreaded dafydd prediction curse. Only messing dafydd. Sometimes when I read ur comments I wonder do u have an inside line on things or do u make educated guesses? Do u really think petter deserves the seat or are u talking wit ur heart or head?


October 12, 2012 12:56 PM

For Chris :

Well its a little bit of everything,

Matton at Citroen has already said that he either wants Sordo or Petter and he will get one or the other, Apart from Petters mistakes spoiling Podium Results he has been right up there all season, so as he seems comfortable at Ford I would say it makes a lot of sense for him to stay put with Ford and the Fiesta that he now knows well

Sordo cant be happy at Mini so the Natural seat for him to fill would infact be the Citroen seat, Matton isnt yet happy for Neuville to take the official 2nd seat and i can understand that. I suppose VW would have to be happy with Ogier and Mikklesson, lets be fair here, Andreas has been close to Ogier on almost every event they have done together so why not ?

Mads is desperate to get an Official works seat, maybe if Mini Compete in 2013 and beyond it will once again be as the Official Mini Team and Mads has a History with Mini so why not, that leaves Meeke as the perfect 2nd or equal other driver, if no

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