Three rounds before the end of the 2021 WRC season, with a 44-point lead overall, Ogier and his assistant Julien Ingrassia had to make a decision. what should be done?
may safely? Do not risk?
The new and fascinating document – now also available with a Polish translation – shows Ogier’s career in an unprecedented way. It’s easy to focus on your successes and ignore your failures. In “Sébastien Ogier: The Final Season” a completely different narrative is chosen. Take the 2011 season for example…
“I dared to confront the icon of Loeb,” he says in the film. “People often told me that 2011 wasn’t right for me. Everyone was trying to get me to talk about the bad things. But I only remember the positives. Shape me.
This was the season that made him a real driver and shaped him as a very fierce competitor. He left for the Volkswagen Motorsport team, with whom he will soon reach the top.
When the driver and car are exactly the same
Now, when writing the following pages of history, Ogier’s character has evolved. This was evidenced by the sentiment that accompanied Volkswagen’s departure from the WRC at the end of 2016. The German auto giant’s decision to end the WRC program gave Ogier the opportunity to prove he could also be quick in another car.
And soon Seb won four more championships – two each with M-Sport Ford and Toyota. Adventures couldn’t be more different: Malcolm Wilson’s family business versus the world’s largest automaker. In 2017, the transition to the M-Sport team was fraught with danger. Toyota was already tempting the French at the time by reaching a potentially more lucrative contract…
However, the stallion saw Wilson’s unique look and knew. The Fiesta WRC was a car it was made for. He was right. Rightly chose. Earning more titles with the British team, Ogier and Wilson cemented their friendship and made memories that will last a lifetime.
Admittedly, his return to Citroën in 2019 wasn’t quite what anyone would have liked, but Ogier finished the competition full-time in impressive style. His two years with Toyota perfectly spent the next chapter of his unique racing career.
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