Sebastien Ogier 2020 retirement plans change after Covid

In 2019 Sebastien Ogier announced that the following year will be his last on the World Rally Championship looking forward to retire as one of the most successful rally drivers of all time. Then the infamous COVID-19 outbreak occurred, and suddenly all the sporting events, including the WRC came to an abrupt stop. Currently the FIA is waiting on the crisis to develop, and announce their revised 2020 schedule but currently the next 3 rallies (Argentina, Portugal and Italy) are simply postponed meaning this season will be shortened, and for drivers like Ogier this is simply not enough.

We might have Ogier for the 2021 sesason. Photo credit:

“Actually, I imagined my last season differently,” said Ogier after asking if he still plans to retire after this year, but now it looks everything is in hands of the Toyota team boss, Tommi Mäkinen who might be able to persuade Ogier to stay for one more year. We only can hope that becomes true in the next couple of months.

Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.