FIA Rally Director Yves Matton says that the new era Rally1 hybrid car that will be introduced by the FIA World Rally Championship in 2022 is a way for the World Rally Championship and the FIA to make the sport more sustainable going forward and it is part of their commitment up to 2030.
The Rally1 hybrid project is a major landmark in the development of rallying and underlines the FIA’s commitment to sustainability and technology laboratory.
“Next year’s Rally1 cars with hybrid plus sustainable fuel will make the FIA World Rally Championship more relevant and more attractive to car makers than ever before.”
WRC Promotions Managing Director Jona Siebel commented saying:
Rallying is one of the harshest environments a production-based car can experience. The WRC is a tremendous platform to develop and validate hybrid technology and renewable fuel for mass-produced vehicles, on real roads and under all circumstances.
“We are raising the bar to play our part in developing sustainable mobility. Road car users all over the world will ultimately benefit from what we learn by using both on rally stages.
The three WRC teams, Hyundai, M-Sport Ford and Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC team have fully committed to the FIA World Rally Championship for the next three seasons through the new hybrid Rally1 era from 2022-2024.