Talent is talent, and a Sebastien Ogier certainly has it in spades. He’s already won four World Rally Championships, and he’s still in the prime of his career. But how would his raw ability translate to Formula One?
It’s not something you see every day: while a handful of F1 drivers (like Kimi Raikkonen and Robert Kubica) have proven competitive in rallying, we’ve yet to see a rally driver make it in F1.
Ogier got just such a chance recently, being sponsored as he is by Red Bull – which just so happens to own a couple of F1 teams as well. So he was invited to the Red Bull Ring (naturally) in Spielberg, Austria, to climb in behind the wheel of the RB7 – the same car with which another Sebastian won the second of his four consecutive world titles, and with help from his wingman Mark Webber, secured the constructors’ championship for the team as well.
Having won twelve out of nineteen races in 2011 and landed on the podium at all but one, the RB7 remains of the most dominant grand prix racers ever constructed. So how did Ogier fare behind its high-tech steering wheel? Watch the video below to see for yourself.