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WRC Rally Mexico 2013, Ogier wins

Sebastian Ogier won his 2nd Rally with of the season ahead of Mikko Hirvonen and Thierry Neuville.

At Day 1 he had a close battle with the two Ford drivers Mads Östberg and Thierry Neuville.

But Östberg was losing time and Ogier dominated the rally after then.

Östberg retired at the end of Day 3.

Neuville had a battle with Dani Sordo for 3rd and secured his first podium finish of his WRC career and that on a gravel rally.

Nassar Al-Attiyah was driving to a excellent 5th position, also his best position in his WRC career yet.

Ken Block showed that he can also drive competitve like the other drivers and proofed it with 7th.

Block-WRC-Mexico-rally

I’m quite impressed by the perfomance from Ogier and VW, we all know that VW had good chances to win some rallys this year.

But i would have never expected to see VW destroying Citroen and Ford and they are way longer in the WRC and have more experience.

Ford and Citroen have to think to avoid Ogier winning every rally.

But the season has just began, i hope for more action to come.

The next Rally is at Portugal on the 14th April.

Top Results from the Rally Guanajuato Mexico 2013:

1 8 S. Ogier Volkswagen Polo R 4:30:27.0
2 2 M. Hirvonen Citroen DS3 4:33:55.9 +3:28.9
3 11 T. Neuville Ford Fiesta RS 4:34:50.8 +4:23.8 +54.9
4 3 D. Sordo Citroen DS3 4:36:33.7 +6:06.7 +1:42.9
5 6 N. Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RS 4:39:01.6 +8:34.5 +2:27.8
6 10 C. Atkinson Citroen DS3 4:41:55.0 +11:28.0 +2:53.4
7 43 K. Block Ford Fiesta RS 4:42:15.3 +11:48.3 +20.3
8 14 B. Guerra Citroen DS3 4:43:16.8 +12:49.8 +1:01.5
9 21 M. Prokop Ford Fiesta RS 4:44:56.0 +14:29.0 +1:39.2
10 5 J. Nowikow Ford Fiesta RS 4:47:42.3 +17:15.3 +2:46.3
11 4 M. Östberg Ford Fiesta RS 4:57:07.4 +26:40.4 +9:25.1
12 48 A. Al-Kuwari Ford Fiesta RRC WRC2 5:01:10.3 +30:43.3 +4:02.9
13 41 N. Fuchs Subaru Impreza WRC2 5:10:24.9 +39:57.9 +9:14.6
14 38 R. Trivino Mitsubishi Lancer WRC2 5:18:44.5 +48:17.5 +8:19.6
15 62 J. Montalto Subaru Impreza 5:21:39.0 +51:12.0 +2:54.5
16 7 J. Latvala Volkswagen Polo R 5:25:30.3 +55:03.3 +3:51.3
17 33 A. Kremer Subaru Impreza WRC2 5:49:13.1 +1:18:46.1 +23:42.8

Do you want to see all rallys from the WRC 2013 season? Here is my WRC 2013 playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7soBaJf2Do-IBDfmmE-Mq9jXuWXjfkxJ

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FIA aware of VW’s F1 foray plans for 2015

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The German weekly Sport Bild is reporting that Volkswagen, the carmaker giant, is making plans to enter F1 in 2015.

Sauber team boss Peter Sauber confirmed recently that he met at the Geneva motor show with VW’s chairman Martin Winterkorn.
The Swiss team’s chief executive Monisha Kaltenborn denied there is any more to the story. But Sport Bild said Volkswagen is planning to enter F1 with Sauber, the Hinwil based team who won a grand prix with BMW during the 2006-2009 collaboration.

The report said the FIA has been informed of the VW-Sauber plans, with Wolfsburg based VW reportedly keen to strengthen its presence in the key premier car markets in China, the US, Russia and Brazil. Sport Bild also said Sauber might be just a “stepping stone” into F1 for VW, with the marque also keen to get involved in F1 chassis design at its state of the art Porsche Motorsport Centre in Weissach, Germany.

Source: Forumula1.com