Malcolm Wilson, former driver and founder of the M-Sport team, recently stated that he was “very excited” to be able to test drive Ford’s new hybrid Rally1 in late February. A few days later, in a statement collected by Rallyeslalon, the Briton acknowledged that he has signings in mind for 2022 .
For 2021, M-Sport has Gus Greensmith and Teemu Suninen alternating with Adrien Fourmaux. But by 2022, Malcolm Wilson himself hopes to bring in a very high profile driver capable of fighting for the drivers’ title immediately. That boils down, according to Wilson himself, in Ott Tänak, Elfyn Evans and Thierry Neuville.
“It would be a dream to be able to recreate a team like the one from the 2017 season. A team made up of Sébastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans, and Ott Tänak would be unbeatable, but it is only a dream because Ogier will retire at the end of this season. My goal is to bring Tänak, Evans, or Neuville. That one of them is in M-Sport. Of course, we are also closely following the performance of Andreas Mikkelsen, who is participating in WRC2 this season. Our goal is a top-level team for next season, ”said Malcolm Wilson.