WRC - Ogier proposes F1-Rally swap with Vettel

Sebastien Ogier wants an Formula 1 test with Red Bull after discussing a car swap with Sebastian Vettel at Monaco.

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Sebastien Ogier wants an Formula 1 test with Red Bull after discussing a car swap with Sebastian Vettel at Monaco (IMAGO)

The prospect of switching the latest World Rally Championship and F1 machinery was raised by the two Sebs during their meeting in the Principality.

Ogier was making a one-off appearance in the Porsche Supercup, in which he finished 13th.

His WRC team, Volkswagen Motorsport, will formally invite three-time F1 champion Vettel to test a Polo R WRC - and Ogier is hoping the offer will be reciprocated.

Ogier admitted he and Vettel have spoken about the car swap, saying: "He loves rallying as well and he is very interested to try the Polo.

"Every driver would like to feel the experience of driving a Formula 1 car, and of course I would too.

"When I sat in the car, it was very tight – it was Vettel installation and he is a little bit smaller than me."

Ogier revealed he is trying to set up his own test in a Formula 3 car in order to better acclimatise to single-seaters.

"I already drove a smaller formula car and now I will try to organise a test to drive a Formula 3 car to make a step, and then we can see," he added.

For Vettel to get the full feeling of rallying, Ogier recommended a shot in the Polo on gravel.

"I don't know if he would prefer to drive on gravel or asphalt, but probably the feeling would be better on gravel."

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