The key weapon WRC teams are scrambling to secure

The key weapon WRC teams are scrambling to secure

Ott Tanak finds himself at the centre of the most exciting driver market silly season in the World Rally Championship for years, with every major player in the service park desperate to secure his signature for 2022 and beyond

It's an exciting time in the World Rally Championship. With the driver market in a state of flux, three top drivers representing three different manufacturers and an impending switch to hybrid power for 2022, there isn't a dull moment in the service park.

Not since Volkswagen's shock withdrawal after Dieselgate in 2016 left Sebastien Ogier out on the kerb has a driver been in such high demand as Ott Tanak is right now - making him the key weapon in the WRC, who could affect the next decade of the championship.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just