THE M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRCs of Elfyn Evans and Ott Tänak will start the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship at Rallye Monte-Carlo this month wearing new livery inspired by legendary predecessors Hannu Mikkola and Colin McRae.
Ford cars have produced some of the most iconic liveries since the WRC started in 1973. M-Sport says its 2015 offering aims to inspire its young squad while igniting the imagination with a hint of nostalgia.
Taking cues from Hannu Mikkola’s 1980 Ford Escort RS 1800 MKII and the 1989 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth of Colin McRae, M-Sport’s new design brings the colour scheme up-to-date for this year’s young and aspiring drivers.
The team’s long-term partners including Castrol and Michelin are also well represented.
Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson 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 and Ott.”