M-Sport has revealed the partial livery of Sebastien Ogier’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC for the 2017 World Rally Championship. The full colour scheme will be unveiled at Autosport International next month. Ogier’s Fiesta will carry Red Bull colours, reflecting his continued personal backing from the Austrian energy drink giant. Team-mate Ott Tanak’s sister car will run a separate colour scheme. Both designs reflect M-Sport’s ongoing relationship with Ford and feature new backer OneBet.
M-Sport team principal Malcolm Wilson: “We are immensely proud of the Ford Fiesta WRC and these eye-catching new liveries will add the finishing touch. The test livery captured everyone’s imagination so we were keen incorporate this alongside our valued partners both old and new. We can’t wait to see both cars attack the stages of the Monte Carlo Rally in their finalised designs. Until then, all that remains is to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for what looks set to be an exciting new year which kicks-off with the final livery reveal at Autosport International.”
Red Bull’s iconic livery has been seen on the side of an M-Sport-prepared Ford before, when Raimund Baumschlager drove a Focus RS WRC in his domestic Austrian series in 2001.