Feast or Pooma? M-Sport is yet to decide the name for its Rally 1

We do not yet know what the name on the nameplate of the 2022 Ford Rally1 WRC Hybrid will be, Meanwhile, discussions on the subject continue between M-Sport and Ford.

On Tuesday, the British team released some images of their gala Rally1 prototype on asphalt and gravel. Since then, social media videos have emerged as the car has been put to a dirt road test in Spain with Matthew Wilson driving.

These shots also showed Newly developed security cell from FIA, Another important element of the next round of regulations focusing on new plug-in hybrid technology. Physically it was evident that the festival, but the Puma, born on the same chassis, Customization of panels should not require many modifications.

The Fiesta has been in service since 2011, replacing the Fiesta RRC in 2017 with the Fiesta RS WRC. The car’s best season came in 2017 and 2018 with Sebastian Ogier at the wheel, the Frenchman with six wins and one total. Nine podiums.

However, team chief Richard Milner revealed to Autosport the presence of at least one other option in addition to the Fiesta for the following season. Although we still do not know what the second model could be, A change in taste among European motorists makes a small crossover possible And this is where Puma comes into play, already feared many times.

There are still some discussions in terms of what is best. When we start testing outside the UK in the next few months I am sure some pictures will appear. So I will leave work for them, without any trouble to me!

In contrast, Hyundai Motorsport has already opted for the i20 N for its R1 project and Toyota for the Yaris GR.

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While all three teams were impressed by the recent recall of their developer’s hybrid system, Compact Dynamics, M-Sport and Toyota were able to continue their work. Toyota team principal Zari-Matti Latvala ahead of Rally Croatia last week said Yaris would be “scheduled” for summer testing despite being called back, while Hyundai boss, Andrea Adamo, is confident the car will be finished on time Will go.

It is difficult to tell when the car will run, but when we have done most of the work, we will know how and when it will happen.. There are some common development problems. [con i kit ibridi] – But I do not expect that there will be others.

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