4-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier has been given a take a look at within the Purple Bull RB7 on the Purple Bull Ring as a part of the model’s sponsored athletes alternatives.
The M-Sport Ford driver, who at present leads the WRC standings by 11 factors in his hunt for a fifth consecutive world title, was given the possibility to privately take a look at the 2011 F1 world title-winning Purple Bull RB7 on the Spielberg circuit alongside ex-F1 driver David Coulthard at a model occasion.
“I am 33-years-old. As a child Ayrton Senna was my idol and, in fact, I dreamed to have the possibility to someday attempt this sort of automotive,” Ogier mentioned. “For a racing driver to have enjoyable it’s worthwhile to be quick, and a System One is the quickest automotive you’ll be able to drive so, in fact, each racing driver needs to really feel that someday.”
Ogier relished the chance of the F1 take a look at, with the automotive now used as a part of Purple Bull’s Stay F1 demonstration group, discovering the boundaries of the RB7 and even suffered a ‘half-spin’ on a nook exit to provide the Purple Bull engineers a heart-in-mouth second.
“I do know that I’m nonetheless removed from the true restrict of the automotive however to the place the restrict is usually it’s a must to cross them,” he mentioned. “I had a half-spin however I used to be fortunate and nothing actually dangerous occurred.
“It was superior, it’s tremendous fast but additionally you’re feeling comfy in a short time in it with a number of downforce and energy.
“I believe I will must make a type of reset and keep in mind what’s the velocity and the braking level of my rally automotive as a result of if I attempt the identical I’ll in all probability have some hassle.”
Ogier will return to WRC motion for M-Sport Ford subsequent weekend for Rally Finland as he seems to be to fend off a current cost from fellow Purple Bull-backed driver Thierry Neuville in his Hyundai.