Jari-Matti Latvala finished second in a Toyota Yaris
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Sébastien Ogier won his fourth consecutive Rallye Monte-Carlo on Sunday afternoon in a Ford Fiesta World Rally Car
He opened the defence of his FIA World Rally Championship crown with a 2min 15.0sec victory on the four-day classic on snow and ice-covered roads in the French Alps. It was a dream debut for the Frenchman with the M-Sport World Rally Team.
Sébastien Ogier will start the final Rallye Monte-Carlo day on the cusp of a fourth straight win
Thierry Neuville had never been headed since Thursday night’s start, but an impact midway through the final speed test of the penultimate leg broke his Hyundai i20 Coupe’s rear left suspension and handed the advantage to Ogier.
Although this year’s route covers territory that is familiar to the drivers, organisers have made subtle changes
Rallye Monte-Carlo may conjure up images of Monaco’s glitz and glamour, but it is the bleak and inhospitable mountain roads of the French Alps where the opening round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship will be won and lost.
Wider tyres and a bigger footprint for faster lap times
Pirelli has presented its new tyres in 2017 size in Monte Carlo. This is a significant technical change that also has an effect on the balance and aesthetics of the cars that will compete next year: the initial season of Pirelli’s latest three-year agreement in Formula 1.
Giovinazzi and Malja receive time penalties
Following today’s feature race at Monte Carlo, it was found that PREMA Racing’s Antonio Giovinazzi had left the track at Turn 10 and gained an advantage during the event. Therefore, the Italian was handed a 5 second time penalty which has been added to his elapsed race time.
ART Grand Prix driver claims second GP2 pole position
Sergey Sirotkin was not to be denied today: quickest in free practice, the Russian ace kept the pressure on his rivals during the qualifying session at Monte Carlo by setting a blazing laptime of 1:19.186 in Group B and claiming pole position. Although Norman Nato had been fastest in Group A earlier, his personal best was bettered by seven tenths by Sirotkin. The Frenchman will start from the front row in tomorrow’s feature race.