In the world of motorsport, there will (always) be a unhealthy helping of rivalry, complete with an unsavory side of superiority. Too often, when it comes to the worlds of the World Rally Championship and Formula One, the worlds collide in an explosion of WRC fans, blasting F1 for being “boring”, while F1 fans, well, just fail to notice the WRC (at all). And, it can get pretty ugly. For fans of both sports, reading the complaints (most of which could be easily resolved by just not watching an event you have no interest in, or saving yourself some energy by refraining from clogging social media timelines with unnecessary negativity) is on par with dealing with parents who cannot be in the same room. Hideous. Just hideous. And, oddly exhausting. But, like those children of battling parents (the nice ones, not the bratty ones who milk the situation for all it is worth), we are not here to pick sides. We are here to celebrate how delicious and nutritious these apples and oranges of the motorsport universe are. And, we are going to do it on what would be the 54th birthday of F1 legend Ayrton Senna (BRA). With a little help from WRC superstar Sébastien Ogier (FRA/Volkswagen Motorsport). Because, in case you missed it, Ogier, WRC driver that he is, is a huge fan of Senna, F1 driver that he was.
It would appear that Ogier is (also) a fan of Nutella, orange juice, and fine documentaries with sniffling, tissue-clenching endings (yes, we knew how it would end; it was the way the montage was done! the way it was done!!!). (Clearly) the guy not only knows how to get stuff done, he (to put it bluntly and casually) knows what’s up. Not a bad ally to have in your corner of the universe, if we might say so (ourselves). The corner where F1 and the WRC meet in a lovely prism of motorsport wonder, complete with a rainbow, representing the beautifully wide spectrum of sports and personalities, from Senna to Ogier and everything and everyone in-between and beyond. (Or, something poetic like that.)