Fourmaux helped M-Sport mechanics to rebuild his Puma for Rally Sweden

Adrien Fourmaux reveals that he helped M-Sport mechanics to rebuild the chassis of his Ford Puma Rally1 car for Rally Sweden after the crash he had at Rallye Monte Carlo.

The French had a massive crash in Stage 3 of Rallye Monte Carlo as he ran wide on a left-hander and hit the bank on the outside which bounced his Puma over the armco and down a ravine on the other side of the road.

In fact his car rolled and ended up thirty meters off the road with Fourmaux having been forced to retire from the event as his Puma was heavily damaged, especially in the chassis.

"It was important for me to come and give some support and help to the guys and show that I'm not only there on the rallies, and that we work as a team", Fourmaux said.

"They have done a lot of work to build four cars over Christmas time, so it was really disappointing for me and for them to destroy the car so I wanted to help.

"I have been working to rebuild the hybrid unit and the cooling stuff and I'm rebuilding all the cross members and suspension arms on the cars. 

"I have been working in the engine bay too, so it is interesting for me also.

"I know a bit more about the car, so I have a better understanding.

"I enjoy spending time with the guys. 

"For sure it is not a nice moment in my career but at least it is good to spend time with them and understand the car.

"It was quite bad and that chassis won't be used in Sweden as the turnaround has been too tight in order to do that.

"We had a spare chassis the guys were building anyway so it was just the time economics of what was going to be the quickest way to get a new one built and so using a shell we already in anticipation was the way.

"There have been a few big crashes in testing and for all the manufacturers the new spaceframe chassis has performed pretty well so it wasn't a surprise. 

"It is good to know that this continues to be the case."


Photo Credits: M-Sport

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