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    Default WRC - 2018 driver rumours

    Toyota has one year contract with one year option with Latvala and Lappi. Toyota is expected to take up the option so that Latvala and Lappi will drive for Toyota next year.

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    Hanninen is Toyota's third driver and has had a difficult year and the rumour is that Tanak will be Toyota's third driver next year. Tanak won his first WRC round in Sardinia this year.
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    Hanninen is not helping his cause. He bent his Toyota this morning on a pre-rally test

    https://twitter.com/rallyparadise/st...111424/photo/1
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    Malcolm Wilson has confirmed that Evans will drive for M-Sport in 2018
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    Hyundai are rumoured to be looking for a young driver for their WRC2 car for next year.

    Kalle Rovanpera (Fin), Jari Huttunen (Fin), Emil Bergkvist (Swede), Gus Greensmith (Brit), Karl Kruuda (Estonian), Pepe Lopez (Spanish), Pierre-Louis Loubet (French) and Rene Madel German will be testing Hyundai i20 R5 next month on gravel and tar top.
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    Citroen have confirmed that they are in negotiations with S Ogier to lure him away from M-Sport
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    Default Tanak turned down Toyota - staying at S-Sport

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    Will he, wont he, well Tanak has been signed by Toyota for 2108.

    https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/1...sport-for-2018

    Edit:- Tanak, Latvala and Lappi will be driving for Toyota in 2018, leaving Hanninen without a drive for the present.
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    Red Bull have signed up Max Verstappen until end of 2020. Red Bull are looking to build the team around Max.

    My guess is that Ricciardo is looking for a change of team.
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    Helmut Marko has advised that Daniil Kvjat will no ,longer drive for Toro Rosso.

    It is quite possible that he has driven his last F1 race.

    Gasly and Hartley will drive the remaining races this year. It appears no decision has yet been made about 2018 drivers.
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    HI,
    Just pointing out that your'e putting F1 rumours in your WRC rumours thead.
    No problem, and I realise it was just inadvertant. Keep em coming. All very interesting.

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    Thanks - must have been cross eyed
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    Default Sebestien Ogier

    Sebastien Ogier has just secured his fifth Championship title, this time with M-Sport.

    Ogier does not have a contract signed for next year.

    He is expected to sign with M-Sport again, but Citroen are also keen to sign him on.

    Ogier has stated that he is under a lot of pressure from his wife to retire from rallying, but he feels he still has a need for the adrenalin, but at this stage he has not confirmed what he will be doing next year.
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