Citroen announces WRC departure, Ogier joining new team for 2020.


In a surprising turn of events, Citroen announced this morning that they will be discontinuing their WRC programme with immediate effect. The news came prematurely amid widespread speculation that Citroen would depart the WRC before the new 2022 hybrid regulations, but the shock came as Citroen announced they will not contest the 2020 season. Citroen cited the reason as being the departure of Sebastien Ogier from the team and the lack of a high quality driver to lead the team into 2020. There are background factors that may have influenced…

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Slow start ended with great finish

The first round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2019/20 was run today in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Alexander Sims had taken Pole Position for BMW i Andretti Motorsport, ahead of the two Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team drivers, Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries. There was even more Mercedes driver train in P4, with Edoardo Mortara putting the ROKiT Venturi Racing in P4, in front of Envision Virgin Racing with Sam Bird, and Jerome D’Ambrosio in Mahindra Racing. James Calado in the Panasonic Jaguar Racing and Nico Müller in…

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