Video: The year M-Sport took over Ford’s WRC team

Malcolm Wilson explains the extraordinary story of how M-Sport came to run Ford's factory WRC operation

Want to know the story behind how Malcolm Wilson Motorsport became the factory Ford team in the World Rally Championship and the M-Sport outfit we all know today?

Company founder, British Rally Champion, former Ford test driver and WRC peddler turned team boss Malcolm Wilson walks DirtFish’s Colin Clark through the very start of M-Sport’s history, and its first workshops, to explain how a contract once turned down led to one of the biggest names in rallying relocating to the Cumbrian countryside at the beginning of 1997.

It’s fair to say lead driver Carlos Sainz was surprised when he heard the news…

Words:Colin Clark

Photo:McKlein Image Database