M-Sport go blue for 2016 FIA World Rally Championship

The M-Sport World Rally Team have unveiled their updated look for the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship season, building on the design that adorned their cars in the 2015 season.

A poll run on the official WRC website revealed that fans thought the 2015 look was the best looking car, taking 34 percent of the total votes.

“The 2015 livery was immensely popular so rather than changing it completely,” said Team Principal, Malcolm Wilson OBE. “The team opted for an evolution which has created a bold look for our 2016 FIA World Rally Championship campaign.

“Drawing inspiration from what continues to be a strong technical partnership with Ford, this year’s colour scheme creates a fresh look for our new team.”

The new design uses that same blue stripes that were influenced from some of For’s most iconic rally cars but this year will see a ‘Nitrous Blue’ base replace the previous white.

“We also continue our partnerships with Michelin, Castrol and our valued trade partners – without whom this project would not be possible.” added Wilson.

The new look design will be seen on stage at Rallye Monte-Carlo on the Fiesta R5 WRCs of Mads Østberg and Éric Camilli and also on the Fiesta R5 of Elfyn Evans in the WRC2 class.