sleenster wrote:beefree88 wrote:sleenster wrote:beefree88 wrote:Ogier is The Heir since he did set his foot there. He developed fast, and he's still developing. He's not called Seb 2.0 for nothing. However Ogier was allowed to win, which is a boost of confidence in itself. Dani ended last year with giving his chance to win to Loeb. He definitely had a setback this year. Maybe he reached his limits, but the way the team treated him definitely further hindered him.
I'm just trying to imagine a scenario where for example, Dani was 2nd in the championship to Loeb and Ogier was 3rd, I think Citroen would not have gotten rid of Dani so easily. I also think it must have been humiliating for him to be demoted to the JT for the gravel rallies
I think Dani's only chance for next year would have been Loeb retiring. Ogier was nurtured by them for years to be Loeb's successor. When at about the half point of the year it looked like he might leave them to Ford, they did their everything to keep him. From that time I guess Dani knew, his chances are pretty low whatever he does.
So Citroen's plan all along was to get rid of Dani at the end of this year regardless of how he performed? But what about Quesnel saying that they wanted to keep him?
They wanted to keep him, if he brings sponsorship. Both Sebs are fast, and they're french in a french team. Dani can't really contest with them