Sébastien Ogier started his WRC career with Citroën back in 2009, only to leave the team for Volkswagen in 2012. Four championship wins later, VW left the series, and the Frenchman joined M-Sport to become the second most successful rally driver of all times. Enjoying Ford's support, M-Sport won the 2017 season with Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. The pair is now just seven points behind current leader Thierry Neuville.
While the season will come down to this weekend's RACC Rally Catalunya de España and Rally Australia in November between Hyundai, Ford and Toyota, Ogier has already decided on his 2019 plans: He's going back to Citroën. With zero race wins so far in 2018, the French team needs all the help it can get to improve next season.
Talking to Road & Track at Rally Turkey, M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson admitted that he's not yet sure whether the team will continue competing at the highest level in 2019, partly due to disappointing race car sales. As current reigning WRC champions, that's still the plan though.
According to , former Citroën driver Kris Meeke is also about to announce his WRC return with Toyota for 2019, following Esapekka Lappi's expected move from Tommi Mäkinen's team to Citroën. So far in 2018, Citroën's three cars have been shared by Meeke, Mads Østberg, Sebastien Loeb, Craig Breen and Khalid Al-Qassimi.
Regarding his trust in Citroën, Ogier added, "let's see if this move is good again, or not!"