M-Sport will be tackling the 2015 WRC season with one of the most youngest driver line ups in the field. Elfyn Evans returns to follow his rookie season with M-Sport and will be joined by Estonian Ott Tanak.
Both drivers have shown good pace on the WRC stage, but neither has much experience. Maybe that’s why Malcolm Wilson has decided the 2015 livery should hark back to Hannu Mikkola’s 1979 Ford Escort RS 1800 MKII and the later 1989 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth of Colin McRae.
You’ll get your first chance to the the new-look 2015 Fiesta, along with all the other WRC machines when Rallye Monte Carlo kicks off on 22 January.
A new season with a familiar feel
The M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRCs will be adorned with an exciting new livery this year as Elfyn Evans and Ott Tänak tackle the diverse nature of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
Asphalt, snow, and gravel – the team’s eye-catching design aims to inspire its young squad whilst igniting the imagination with a hint of nostalgia.
Having had a continued presence in the WRC since the series’ was established in 1973, Ford cars have produced some of the most iconic liveries and M-Sport’s 2015 offering harks back to some of the old favourites.
Inspired by Hannu Mikkola’s 1979 Ford Escort RS 1800 MKII and the later 1989 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth of Colin McRae, M-Sport’s new design reflects the Blue Oval’s long and prestigious standing within the sport; a modern twist bringing the colour scheme up-to-date for this year’s young and aspiring drivers.
Pairing a blast from the past with the ambition of Evans and Tänak, the team’s long-term partners are also well represented. M-Sport enjoys continued support from Castrol and Michelin as well as a host of dedicated trade partners – all working together to realise the squad’s potential.
The 2015 livery will be displayed on the main stage of the Autosport International this week before making its competitive debut on the legendary stages of Rallye Monte-Carlo at the end of the month.
Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE, said:
“When designing this year’s livery we were keen to produce something fresh and exciting whilst celebrating Ford’s long and prestigious standing within the FIA World Rally Championship.
“Throughout history, Ford cars have produced some of the most striking colour schemes which became firm favourites around the globe. It’s great to see some of these iconic liveries reflected in our 2015 car – a modern twist tailoring the design to our young and ambitious team.
“We continue to enjoy great support from all at Ford, Castrol and Michelin, not to mention our valued trade partners. I speak for everyone when I say that we are all looking forward to the season ahead and to unlocking the huge potential of both Elfyn [Evans] and Ott [Tänak].”