After the extraordinary victory in Monte Carlo, the M-Sport team evaluates how to insert the Frenchman also in other races of the 2022 calendar. The founder Malcom Wilson: “We would like to have him again with us, there are many things to fix but there is a possibility”
Sebastien Loeb is the cover man of Motorsport in this start of 2022. Second in the Dakar and first in the Wrc, with the historic achievement in Monte Carlo Rally at 47, becoming the most senior winner of an event in this competition. The Frenchman has not fully participated in the championship since 2012, the year of the last of his nine titles. However, at Ford, the hypothesis of a Loeb also present in other events of the World Championship is being evaluated. An idea as complex as it is fascinating.
The M-Sport team, in fact, hopes to relive other memorable days with Sebastien, as explained by the founder of the team Malcom Wilson at the portal Motorsport: “I really wish he would do more rounds. There is a possibility, although there are many things to fix. We would like to see him in the car again, but we have to see what happens in the next few weeks ”. Team principal Richard Millener of the same opinion: “This event was just the beginning. We will use the Monte Carlo result to see what we can do for the future ”. A complicated option: “It depends on Seb and a number of things. I think he could realistically consider a handful of rallies given the busy schedule. We’ll see, you never know with the WRC “.
And what does the person concerned think about it? Before taking part in the Monte Carlo stage, Loeb seemed inclined to only compete in one WRC rally in 2022. In the press conference, at the end of the race, he explained that he did not have a precise plan for his future. If nothing else, ironically, he made it clear that he had a certainty for now: “I’m leading the World Cup”. Who knows if, after the show in the Principality, the French champion will again want to surprise …
January 29 – 9:03 pm
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