Tweet
 
Esapekka Lappi reflects on escaping Rally Mexico car fire

Esapekka Lappi reflects on escaping Rally Mexico car fire

24.03.2020: Finnish WRC driver talks Ogier, Rovanperä and his life in motorsports. Esapekka Lappi will not forget the recent Rally Mexico in a hurry after the driver was forced to retire when the Ford he was driving unexpectedly caught fire.

Finnish WRC driver talks Ogier, Rovanperä and his life in motorsports.



 
Esapekka Lappi will not forget the recent Rally Mexico in a hurry after the driver was forced to retire when the Ford he was driving unexpectedly caught fire.



The 29-year-old from Pieksämäki and co-driver Janne Ferm escaped the blaze unhurt but had to withdraw from the race.



Here is what the M-Sport Ford WRT driver had to say now he is back home in Finland:




Now you have had time to reflect on the car burning up in Mexico, how do you feel?


The feeling after the race hasn't really changed. It was a bit of a panic anyway. After seeing it afterwards, for sure you can be wiser always after the accident and maybe it would have been wiser to move the car slightly away from the people and stop quite quickly.



Stop pumping the oil out of it. It is easy to say afterwards. Janne is fine. No drama. We were unhurt. It is serious, but I am not in shock.





How did the other drivers feel after Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja's huge crash in Monte Carlo?


We always know that the risk is present every time you jump in the car. We need to understand that if they crash in sixth gear and, let's say, stop immediately then that is going to hurt badly. The car kept continuing all the time, though, which is not normally that bad.



If you start to be scared about that, then you will stop your career. The speed is getting higher, but thankfully also the safety is getting better.





Now you have spent a decade in rallying, what has changed most about the sport?




What I didn't like about circuit racing is that when you are competing against each other all the time, another driver can ruin your race very easily. It is not happening in rally and it is what I really like. It is mainly you, the co-driver, the clock and the car. It is only about you.



On circuits, when you put a lot of money in and somebody ruins your race in the final race then all your money goes. It is not a nice feeling. I really like the feeling and the atmosphere in the rally paddocks and the service parks. On circuit racing, the drivers are fighting and the parents are fighting. In rallying, it is more friendly!




- Red Bull also photos

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/esapekka-lappi-escaping-rally-mexico-car-fire---205446.html

24.03.2020 / MaP

More News

WRC Calendar 2020 Update – 20th March 2020
20.03.2020
FIA and WRC Promoter continue to actively monitor the worldwide and individual country situation regarding COVID-19 in cooperation with its event organisers and ASN’s.We can report the following on each of the imminent upcoming events:Rally Argentina- Postponed- Borders closed- Mandated quarantin more >>
WRC 9 video game set for new-generation consoles
20.03.2020
•       WRC 9 official video game launch confirmed for September 2020•       Exciting new features and updates for gamers •       WRC embraces new-generation consoles for latest edition  •       Confirmation more >>
New Clio Rally makes successful debut
16.03.2020
After nine months of development and more than 10,000 kilometres of testing, New Clio Rally made its competitive debut with five cars in action at Rally Guanajuato Mexico.The latest addition to the Renault Sport Racing line-up of customer racing cars, N more >>
Podium lock-out for Pirelli on a shortened Rally Mexico
15.03.2020
Pirelli-equipped cars have finished first, second and third in the WRC2 standings on Rally Mexico: the first gravel event of the 2020 World Rally Championship season.As well as winning both the WRC2 and WRC3 categories (courtesy of Skoda’s Pontus Tidemand from Sweden and 19-year-old Citroen driver Marco Bulacia from Bolivia) Pirelli also equipped the top more >>
Ogier secures sixth Rally Mexico victory as event ends a day earlier
15.03.2020
Ogier wins ahead of Evans in title race as Argentina postponed Sébastien Ogier scored a record-equalling sixth Rally Guanajuato Mexico victory on Saturday night after the event was brought to an early conclusion.The rally ended a day early in the face of fast-changing travel restrictions connected with the global more >>
Mexican people during yesterday evening event
13.03.2020
WRC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPMEXICO RALLY 2020Friday, March 13th  2020Mexico Rally goes on  - one of the single events!In the photo Mexican people yesterday evening during the event - without words more >>
Thierry Neuville leads after two stages at Rally Guanajuato Mexico
13.03.2020
RALLY GUANAJUATO MÉXICO, March 12-15, 20202020 FIA World Rally Championship, round 3The Belgian crew of Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul were the early leaders of Rally Guanajuato México after a pair of 1.12km stages along na more >>
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing trio kick-start Rally Mexico in spectacular Guanajuato
13.03.2020
Rally Mexico got underway tonight with two stages through the spectacular streets and tunnels of Guanajuato. The team’s championship leader Elfyn Evans was second quickest on both passes to sit second overall overnight, with team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Kalle Rovanperä in sixth and eighth respectively.   more >>
SpeedAgro Rally Argentina postponed
13.03.2020
As a result of global developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), WRC Promoter has announced that the 2020 SpeedAgro Rally Argentina, round four of the FIA World Rally Championship, due to take place between 23 - 26 Apr more >>
Thierry Neuville fastest after 2 Mexico Rally stages, standings
13.03.2020
WRC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPMEXICO RALLY 2020Friday, March 13th  2020Thierry Neuville was fastest in both runs through Thursday night’s spectacular underground speed tests to snatch an early lead in Rally Guanajuato M more >>
The 2020 Rally México gets underway, Kajetanowicz and Szczepaniak ready for fight
12.03.2020
The competition in round three of the 2020 World Rally Championship, Rally México, begins tonight. Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Maciej Szczepaniak have finished their pre-rally preparations with official shakedown and they are ready for a fight. It starts with two runs of a superspecial stage on the streets of Guanajuato, shortly after 3:00 in the morning. more >>
Shakedown in Rally Mexico update
12.03.2020
RALLY MEXICOThursday, March 12th  20201     33     GBR E. EVANS         RC1     3:50.7     3:46.0     3:42.5     3 more >>
Rally Guanajuato Mexico - the first gravel event of the season, how to watch live
12.03.2020
WRC Rally ChampionshipRALLY GUANAJUATO MÉXICO12-15 March 2020 It’s hot, it’s dusty, it’s the highest round of the season and it’s the first time we get to view the WRC’s class of 2020 in action on pure gravel roads. 🇲🇽 México is the season’s opening gravel round and breath more >>
World Rally Championship leader Elfyn Evans faces gravel at Rally Mexico
11.03.2020
 FIA World Rally Championship Rally Guanajuato México  13-15 March 2020 Sweden winner faces the challenge of clearing the gravel roads for his rivals.Elfyn Evans heads the FIA Worl more >>
See WRC 2020 reach new heights on Rally Mexico with Red Bull TV
11.03.2020
It’s been a thrilling start to the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship season, and the action could be even more breathtaking – in more ways than one – on round three, Rally Mexico.  With one win each from the opening rounds, Elf more >>
Rally Guanajuato Mexico leading starters, standings
11.03.2020
RALLY GUANAJUATO MÉXICO, March 12-15, 20202020 FIA World Rally Championship, round 32020 Rally Guanajuato México – leading starters:33. Elfyn Evans (GBR)/Scott Mart more >>
Rally Guanajuato Mexico set for spectacular start in Guanajuato on Thursday
11.03.2020
RALLY GUANAJUATO MÉXICO, March 12-15, 20202020 FIA World Rally Championship, round 3 •        Series-leading Elfyn Evans and Thierry Neuville fa more >>
Kajetanowicz prepared for the 2020 Rally México
11.03.2020
  Round three of the 2020 World Rally Championship gets underway this Thursday, 12 March. Rally México has been one of the most difficult rallies in the WRC calendar for sixteen years. Kajetan Kajetanowicz makes his debut in this event, more >>
New team line-ups and rising stars set for Rally Guanajuato Mexico challenge
10.03.2020
RALLY GUANAJUATO MÉXICO, March 12-15, 20202020 FIA World Rally Championship, round 3•        Hyundai hopes to benefit from extensive gravel tests in Spain and Portugal •        Toyota aims to continue strong start to new season with Evans leading the way more >>
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team targeting new heights in Mexico
07.03.2020
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Esapekka Lappi, Teemu Suninen and Gus Greensmith will be targeting new heights when the FIA World Rally Championship turns to gravel at next week’s Rally Mexico. The EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC has a strong track more >>
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to continue its strong start in the Mexican heat
07.03.2020
Rally Mexico: Preview The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team heads to Rally Mexico (March 12-15) – the first true gravel event of the season – aiming to continue its impressive start to the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship and achieve another more >>
Hyundai Crews set for first gravel event of season in Mexico
07.03.2020
The opening winter rounds of the 2020 WRC season will be a distant memory as we prepare for the hot temperatures, high altitudes and challenging gravel stages of Rally México.The third round of the season will see us tackle a wide r more >>
WRC-ace Dani Sordo becomes Winmax Brake Pads ambassador
28.02.2020
World Rally Championship contester and official Hyundai WRC driver, Dani Sordo, has chosen Winmax Brake Pads to put on his Hyundai i20 World Rally Car.Spaniard Dani Sordo has been active in the World Rally Championship since man more >>
Full WRC-3 campaign for Kajetanowicz Begins with Rally Mexico, in a new car
25.02.2020
Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Maciej Szczepaniak begin their 2020 World Rally Championship season. After claiming runners-up spot in 2019, they will take part in seven WRC-3 rounds this year, starting with Rally Mexico (12-15 March 2020). The Polish driver will compete in this event for the first time in his career. The LOTOS Rally team crew will drive a Skoda Fabia R5 evo, run by Spanish comp more >>
FIA Junior WRC Championship - Kristensson does the double
16.02.2020
Tom Kristensson did the double at this weekend’s Rally Sweden – securing victory on the opening round of the FIA Junior WRC Championship for the second year in succession. Setting three fastest stage times, Kristensson used his local knowledge to full effect to secure the victory with an impressive 37.8 second advantage. more >>
Rally Sweden/WRC3: SKODA privateers Emil Lindholm and Oliver Solberg finish second and fifth
16.02.2020
› After thrilling last stage of Swedish world championship round, ŠKODA privateer Emil Lindholm and co-driver Mikael Korhonen bring home second place of WRC3 category› A puncture during the last stage relegated Oliver Solberg and co-driver Aaron Johnston from third to fifth in WRC3 on their debut with the ŠKODA FABIA Rally2 evo more >>
Second successive WRC2 win for the Citroen C3 R5 with Mads Ostberg
16.02.2020
After taking a clean sweep of the top five places in the RC2 category at last month’s Rallye Monte-Carlo, the C3 R5 again demonstrated its competitiveness as Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen claimed victory in the WRC2 class in Sweden. With t more >>
Evans wins, Rovanperä on the podium with stunning drives in the Toyota Yaris WRC
16.02.2020
Elfyn Evans has scored his first victory with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team following a dominant performance at Rally Sweden in just his second event behind the wheel of the Toyota Yaris WRC. Joining him on the podium was 19-year-old rookie sen more >>
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team's Lappi takes fifth in Sweden
16.02.2020
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm have secured fifth place at this weekend’s Rally Sweden – the second event in the FIA World Rally Championship. Learning more about their EcoBoost-powered Ford more >>
Fourmaux and Yates show form in Sweden
16.02.2020
M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Adrien Fourmaux and Rhys Yates secured fourth and fifth places at this weekend’s Rally Sweden – their EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta R5 MkIIs both showing form as they went head-to-head in the FIA World Rally Championship’s premier support series, WRC 2.  more >>
Briton Evans seals Rally Sweden victory to secure 2020 title lead
16.02.2020
Finn Rovanperä becomes youngest driver ever to claim WRC podium finish. Elfyn Evans led from start to finish to secure a dominant Rally Sweden victory on Sunday afternoon and lead the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time in his career. more >>
Hyundai Motorsport’s WRC 2 crews endured a tough weekend in Rally Sweden
16.02.2020
....with difficult and evolving road conditions over the three daysRally Sweden: WRC 2 •    Norwegian Ole Christian Veiby emerged with second place in WRC 2 at the end of Sunday, having taken two wins more >>
Hyundai Motorsport has claimed a second-placed podium result in a complicated Rally Sweden
16.02.2020
... adversely affected by uncharacteristic weather conditions•    The second round of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) saw Ott Tänak pick up his first podium for the team as he accelerated his learning in the Hyundai more >>
Retirements in Sweden Rally 2020
16.02.2020
WRC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPSWEDEN RALLY SS18 Likenäs 2 Wolf Power Stage Sunday, February 16th 202031     EST R. POOM     EST K. JARVEOJA     Fiesta     WRC3   more >>
Sweden Rally Final stage WRC2, WRC3 and JWRC classification
16.02.2020
WRC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPSWEDEN RALLY Overall - SS18 Likenäs 2 Wolf Power Stage Sunday, February 16th 2020 WRC2 more >>
Sweden Rally Final stage classification -full result
16.02.2020
WRC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPSWEDEN RALLY Overall - SS18 Likenäs 2 Wolf Power Stage Sunday, February 16th 20201     33     GBR E. EVANS     GBR S. MARTIN     Y more >>
Elfyn Evans takes Sweden Rally victory
16.02.2020
WRC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPSWEDEN RALLY Sunday, February 16th 2020Elfyn Evans claimed a dominant Rally Sweden victory on Sunday afternoon to lead the FIA World Rally Championship for the first time in his career. On only his second ra more >>
SKODA privateer Lindholm in fight for victory – Solberg holds third at SKODA debut
15.02.2020
Rally Sweden/WRC3: › With one stage to go during the final day of Rally Sweden, ŠKODA privateer Emil Lindholm and co-driver Mikael Korhonen are locked in a two-way fight for the WRC3 category win› During Saturday, more >>
Evans doubles Rally Sweden lead over Tänak after strong Saturday
15.02.2020
Welshman on brink of second WRC win with top six covered by 40 seconds. Elfyn Evans won three out of four speed tests to further stamp his authority on Rally Sweden in Saturday’s penultimate leg.The Toyota Yaris more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2020 automobilsport.com full copyright