Tag Archive: Citroën

Dec 06

Østberg stays at Citroen for 2015

Mads Østberg has retained his seat at Citroen for a full 13-round programme in next season’s FIA World Rally Championship.

WRC logo Although the Norwegian finished fifth in the 2014 standings in his first year with the French squad, question marks arose over whether he had done enough to secure a new contract alongside lead driver Kris Meeke. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

WRC Rally Australia: Meeke fastest at Australia Shakedown

Briton Kris Meeke posted the fastest time at this morning’s shakedown test for the Coates Hire Rally Australia.

WRC - Kris Meeke While this isn’t the only gravel round of the World Rally Championship, its notoriously slippery road surface and mix of forest and open sections make it a unique test for the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Lotus promote from within for new team boss

Lotus’ new team boss is Federico Gastaldi

2014-02-22_0000 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Pastor Maldonado It had been reported that Citroen rally chief Olivier Quesnel, or perhaps even ousted McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh, would be drafted in to fill the hole left by Eric Boullier’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Quesnel is new Lotus team boss – report

“We need to make a decision quickly” – Lopez

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel is Lotus’ new team principal, according to the authoritative Italian publication Autosprint. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Quesnel admits contact with Lotus’ Lopez

“We talked, and we did talk about the F1 team.”

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot rally boss, has admitted he has had contact with Lotus owner Gerard Lopez about becoming the Enstone team’s new sporting boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Kubica insists no plans for F1 test return

“I still don’t have enough mobility in my right arm (for F1)” – Kubica.

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica imageRobert Kubica insists he is not pushing for a formula one track test, even though he is 80 per cent ready to return to the pinnacle of motor sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Kubica ‘faster than Raikkonen’ – Loeb

“Robert is really serious about rally, and is working hard to improve”

Sebastien Loeb  -Porsche Cup - photo © 2013 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Sebastien Loeb, the most successful driver in world rally history, thinks Robert Kubica has more potential than Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Kubica testing in Mercedes’ F1 simulator – report

“For a few weeks”

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action imageRobert Kubica has been conducting secret formula one tests at the wheel of Mercedes’ sophisticated driver simulator, German newspaper Bild reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

F1 return ‘might not happen’ – Kubica

Robert Kubica has admitted he might never return to formula one.

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica imageAfter his new foray in the second-tier world rally championship was announced recently, the former BMW and Renault driver said he saw “tiny lights in the tunnel” that he might be able to resume his F1 career at some point in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Kubica to contest second-tier WRC in 2013

Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013.

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica - Toto Wolff 1Robert Kubica photo © DPPI - Alexandre Guillaumot The former Renault and BMW driver has been out of formula one and full-time motor sport since a near-fatal rallying crash just before the 2011 season. The news follows the 28-year-old’s recent test in a Mercedes DTM car, raising speculation he might contest the premier German touring car series this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Red Bull to take over world rally series – report

Red Bull already sponsors rally drivers and the Citroen team

WRC Red Bull Promoteur 2012-07-050- Red Bull Racing - British GP - Silverstone - Wings for Life cars 2Red Bull, the owner of two formula one teams, is poised to take over the running of the FIA’s World Rally Championship (WRC).

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May 10

Ecclestone quotes high price to Magny Cours

Magny Cours is still in the race to host France’s return to formula one.

2011-06-09_0303F2 - Magny-CoursBut according to RMC, the race’s former host – having run the French grand prix between 1991 and 2008 – has been handed a much higher price-tag than Paul Ricard. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Portugal Rally: Hirvonen: Conditions were exceptional (+result)

 Citroen’s Mikko Hirvonen will take a 36.3 second advantage into Saturday’s third day of Rally de Portugal 

Mikko Hirvonen Citroen 1Rally Portugal logoCitroen’s Mikko Hirvonen holds the lead at the end of the second day of Rally de Portugal and following the cancellation of the repeat loop he will now take a 36.3 second advantage into Saturday’s third leg. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Saturday WRC wrap

Loeb leads, Latvala flies

Sebastien Loeb - CatalogneJari-Matti Latvala  FranceSebastien Loeb continues to lead RallyRACC-Rally de Espana following another strong display in his Citroen DS3 WRC. But while Loeb maintained his advantage out front, Jari-Matti Latvala shone with a trio of stage wins in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

MINI WRC Team on pace to take second in France

Only 6.3 seconds behind the winning Citroën of Sebastien Ogier

Dani Sordo 2011-09-30Dani Sordo 2010-08Second for the MINI WRC Team in Rally France-Alsace is a result it is justifiably proud of on only its fourth event of the 2011 season. Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) took the fight down to the wire with just 6.3secs separating the number 37 MINI John Cooper Works WRC and the Citroen of Sébastien Ogier (FR) at the finish in Strasbourg this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Another boost for the WRC as Volkswagen signs up (+ photos)

Volkswagen confirmed a five-year commitment to the WRC

WRC logo2011-01-13_0582Today’s news that Volkswagen will be returning to the FIA World Rally Championship from 2013 has been heralded by the series promoter as further proof of the increasing value of the sport to manufacturers and its relevance to their production cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Q&A: Rally Guanajuato Mexico director, Patrick Suberville

He hopes for his rally’s continued inclusion in the WRC

Rally Mexico logoWRC logoRally Guanajuato Mexico celebrated its eighth year on the World Rally Championship calendar last week with the first gravel round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Ogier fastest in Mexico shakedown (+result)

Sebastien Ogier has gone fastest in shakedown for Rally Guanajuato Mexico

Sebastien Ogier Mexico 2011-03-03Rally Guanajuato Mexico logoThe factory Citroen driver clocked a fastest time of 2m51.7s over the 5.13-kilometre San Juan de Otates stage held in hot and dry conditions for the start of round two of the World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

World Rally Championship entries hit new high

Eight teams are currently registered for the prestigious FIA World Rally Championship

WRC logoTop 5 championshipsInterest in the World Rally Championship has hit a new high with more than 10 teams set to chase manufacturers’ points during the course of the 2011 season which kicks off this week with Rally Sweden (10 – 13 February). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Citroen says Raikkonen free to make F1 return

Quesnel indicated that he doesn’t think Raikkonen is too keen to go back to F1.

Kimi RaikkonenKimi Raikkonen can pull out of the 2011 world rally championship to return to F1 if he wants to. That is the claim of Citroen’s rally chief Olivier Quesnel, amid reports the 2007 world champion is now contractually committed to rallying for this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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