Volkswagen’s triumph in Sweden was impressive by all means, they controlled the situation from start to finish, and Sebastien Ogier proved he can be cool and collected when necessary. Because that is the way to keep charging Sebastien Loeb under control. I am looking forward to the rest of the year, and especially to the new clashes of the two French rivals – shame they will only get two more goes at that, at least this year.
To some, Volkswagen is just money laden industrial giant who came to WRC looking for some quick thrills and a bit of a PR boost, against both their european but also korean automobile brand rivals. To others, Volkswagen is a genuine WRC team, well prepared, with financial security and strict goals – they have experts in all levels, from drivers to team managers, advisers, etc. This concept was going to win this year, there was little doubt about that – they missed it in Monte Carlo, after Loeb pulled another of his flawless shows in super tough conditions, but Sweden was all about Volkswagen and Ogier.
Check out team’s own video recap of swedish event. And instead of wishing them good luck for the rest of the season, let’s wish Citroën and Qatar can match the challenge and fight.