Mads Østberg has retained his seat at Citroen for a full 13-round programme in next season’s FIA World Rally Championship.
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.
Robert Kubica has admitted he might never return to formula one.
After 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.
Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013.
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.
Citroen’s Mikko Hirvonen will take a 36.3 second advantage into Saturday’s third day of Rally de Portugal
Citroen’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.