Wilson reveals Tanak's proposals on Puma improvement

The M-Sport boss, Malcolm Wilson, does not concern by Ott Tanak's proposals on improving the Ford Puma Rally1 as these changes are not relevant to the engine development.

The Estonian driver rejoined M-Sport Ford and signed a full contract with them for 2023. Rallye Monte Carlo was his first outing with the Puma, but he was out of pace throughout all weekend as he was not close to his rivals' stage times. He finished in fifth place overall and was close to take his first stage win with his new team, but he was beaten by Kalle Rovanpera in Powerstage for only 0,5 seconds. Last but not least, it must be mentioned that he dropped from third to fifth place at the end of Stage 3 while he lost more ground at the end of Stage 10 as he had no power steering after 10 Km into the stage.

"Obviously we would like to have had probably a better result, but then I think Ott’s been very smart", Wilson said.

"There’s stuff we need to do with the car, to be honest.

"The great thing for me is the changes he wants to make are not a concern to me. 

"It’s not like he’s saying ‘look, we’re 20 horsepower down’.

"It’s mainly just setup and geometry things that we can do. 

"So I’m not too concerned.

"There is some stuff on the engine, but it’s not related to power, which is a great thing.

"So yeah, I think points in the bag is crucial".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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