In an interview with DirtFish, M-Sport Ford team principal Richard Millener confirmed that there are no plans for Sébastien Loeb to return to the squad in 2024. Despite Loeb’s past success with the British squad, including a win at the Monte Carlo Rally in 2022, Millener dismissed any speculation of a Ford Puma Rally1 Hybrid outing for the nine-time world champion in Portugal.
Instead, the team’s program for the season is centered around drivers Adrien Fourmaux and Grégoire Munster. M-Sport’s focus for this year is on running two factory Pumas, with the only potential change being the addition of a customer car alongside them. Millener emphasized that while working with a legend like Loeb would be a great opportunity, there are no plans for his return at this time.
In conclusion, Millener made it clear that while the idea of working with Sébastien Loeb is appealing, the team’s current plans for the season revolve around their existing drivers and the running of two factory Pumas. Any potential changes to this program would only come if a customer expresses interest in running a car alongside the team’s entries.