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Mads Ostberg

1987-10-11 (age 33)

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Ostberg issues apology for WRC Sardinia swearing tirade

WRC rally winner Mads Ostberg has issued an apology following his expletive-laden tirade on live television at Rally Sardinia last weekend that landed him a fine and a suspended penalty.

Mads Ostberg gets works-supported Citroen in WRC 2 for 2020

Mads Ostberg will contest a full schedule in WRC 2 this season in a works-supported Citroen, despite the French manufacturer's exit from rallying's top level

Ostberg dropped from one-off Citroen WRC outing

Mads Ostberg says Citroen has called off his planned World Rally Car outing on Rally Australia, as it was dependent on Sebastien Ogier retaining a shot at the 2019 title

Citroen adds Ostberg for Australia, could boost Ogier WRC title bid

Citroen has entered a third C3 WRC to be driven by Mads Ostberg for next month's season-closing Rally Australia to potentially boost Sebastien Ogier's World Rally Championship title hopes

Ostberg near miss with spectator who fell off wall on Rally Germany

The spectator who fell around five metres onto a stage and narrowly avoided being hit by Citroen's Mads Ostberg is reportedly uninjured

Ostberg felt 'afraid and uncomfortable' in Citroen's R5 WRC2 car

Mads Ostberg admitted he felt afraid and uncomfortable on his Citroen C3 R5 debut at Rally Sweden last week

Mads Ostberg will drive a Citroen C3 in WRC 2 Pro championship

World Rally Championship regular Mads Ostberg has confirmed he will contest this year's WRC 2 Pro series - which supports the main WRC category - in a Citroen C3 R5

WRC Rally Australia: Ostberg leads, Neuville title bid hits trouble

Mads Ostberg continues to lead the World Rally Championship's Rally Australia after Friday's afternoon loop, while a puncture has damaged Thierry Neuville's title hopes

Rally Australia: Ostberg leads early stages, title rivals struggle

The returning Mads Ostberg leads Rally Australia after the opening stages, while Ott Tanak heads Thierry Neuville and Sebastien Ogier in the fight for the 2018 World Rally Championship title

Mads Ostberg: Rally Finland result key to full-time 2019 WRC return

Citroen's Mads Ostberg says second place on Rally Finland is key to his hopes of a full-time World Rally Championship return for 2019

WRC Finland: Toyota's Ott Tanak storms clear of rival Mads Ostberg

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak will take a lead of nearly 40 seconds into the final day of Rally Finland

WRC Rally Finland: Ott Tanak edges clear after close Ostberg battle

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak edged his lead over Mads Ostberg up to 5.8 seconds by the end of the first full day of Rally Finland

WRC Finland: Tanak holds narrow lead over Ostberg, Neuville 10th

Toyota's Ott Tanak holds a narrow Rally Finland lead over the resurgent Citroen of Mads Ostberg, while World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville is only 10th after making a mistake

Ostberg takes Meeke's Citroen WRC seat for remainder of 2018 season

Mads Ostberg will take Kris Meeke's vacant seat in the Citroen World Rally Championship line-up for the rest of the 2018 season

Ostberg rejoins Citroen for Rally Portugal and two more WRC events

Mads Ostberg will rejoin Citroen's World Rally Championship line-up for at least two more events, starting in Portugal next month

WRC Rally Sweden: Returnee Mads Ostberg surprises himself with pace

Mads Ostberg was stunned by his Rally Sweden shakedown pace on his return to the World Rally Championship with Citroen

Ostberg could keep Fiesta if more Citroen WRC drives don't come off

Mads Ostberg could keep his private Ford Fiesta World Rally Car as a "back-up plan" if he cannot extend his Citroen deal beyond his Rally Sweden appearance

Citroen brings Ostberg back to WRC team with third C3 for Sweden

Citroen will bring Mads Ostberg back into its World Rally Championship team for the second round in Sweden next month

Mads Ostberg willing to drop to WRC2 to stay in WRC for 2018

Mads Ostberg says he would be prepared to step down to the World Rally Championship's WRC2 class next year in order to get his career back on track

Mads Ostberg withdraws WRC2 entry from Rally Germany

Mads Ostberg has withdrawn from the World Rally Championship's German round after running out of time to fix a power steering problem on his Ford Fiesta R5

Mads Ostberg splits with co-driver ahead of WRC Rally Finland

Private Ford Fiesta WRC driver Mads Ostberg will start Rally Finland with a new co-driver after he and Ola Floene parted ways for "sporting reasons"

FIA closes WRC privateer testing loophole after Ostberg row

Private entrants have now been banned from testing 2017 World Rally Cars outside Europe, bringing drivers such as Mads Ostberg into line with manufacturers

Mads Ostberg may switch between DMACK and Michelin during 2017 WRC

Mads Ostberg could switch between DMACK and Michelin tyres through the remainder of the 2017 World Rally Championship

Rally Portugal: Mads Ostberg and Thierry Neuville share early lead

Ford privateer Mads Ostberg and Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville share the overnight Rally of Portugal lead after the opening superspecial

Mads Ostberg's Argentina test prompts WRC row

Mads Ostberg has laughed off a complaint made to the FIA about him conducting a pre-event test ahead of the last World Rally Championship round in Argentina

Ford privateer Ostberg takes different direction to M-Sport WRC

Mads Ostberg says he gone in a different direction to factory team M-Sport in developing his privately-run Ford Fiesta WRC ahead of his World Rally Championship return in Argentina

Ford privateer Mads Ostberg decides to skip WRC's Tour of Corsica

Mads Ostberg will miss the next round of the World Rally Championship in Corsica having been unable to do sufficient testing in his new Ford Fiesta WRC

Mads Ostberg tops WRC Rally Sweden shakedown on new team's debut

Mads Ostberg made the perfect return to the World Rally Championship by topping Thursday's Rally Sweden shakedown on the debut of his new private Ford Fiesta RS WRC

Mads Ostberg in race against time for private WRC Ford's debut

Mads Ostberg says getting his new private Ford World Rally Championship programme in place for Rally Sweden is one of the biggest challenges of his career

Mads Ostberg secures independent Ford deal for 2017 WRC season

Mads Ostberg will contest the majority of the 2017 World Rally Championship in an independent M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, starting with round two in Sweden

Mads Ostberg and M-Sport WRC team at odds over poor Argentina pace

M-Sport World Rally Championship driver Mads Ostberg and team principal Malcolm Wilson have disagreed over the Norwegian's apparent lack of pace on Rally Argentina

Ostberg, Mikkelsen, Tidemand in WRC co-driver reshuffle for 2016

Three World Rally Championship factory drivers have new co-drivers for 2016 after a week of intrigue and speculation

M-Sport replaces Tanak, Evans with Ostberg, Camilli for 2016 WRC

Mads Ostberg has been confirmed as an M-Sport driver for the 2016 World Rally Championship, with Frenchman Eric Camilli a surprise choice of team-mate

Ostberg leaves Citroen, Meeke could run partial WRC programme

Citroen has confirmed World Rally Championship star Mads Ostberg will not form part of its plans in 2016 - but it is still in negotiations with Kris Meeke

WRC Rally Catalunya: Ogier leads, Ostberg and Kubica find trouble

Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier reclaimed the Rally Catalunya lead on Friday morning, after Mads Ostberg and Robert Kubica hit trouble

Full recce rollcage saved my life in Australia, says Ostberg

Mads Ostberg says Citroen's decision to run a full-specification rollcage in his recce car saved his life in his crash with a truck prior to Rally Australia

WRC: Mads Ostberg out of Rally Australia after crash with truck

Citroen's Mads Ostberg has withdrawn from this week's Rally Australia following his crash with a truck in the recce and will be replaced by Stephane Lefebvre

WRC Rally Argentina: Kris Meeke's lead over Mads Ostberg shrinks

Kris Meeke's Rally Argentina lead dwindled to just over half a minute following a spin and a subsequent cautious stage on Saturday morning

WRC Rally Mexico: Ogier leads, Ostberg and Mikkelsen fight behind

Sebastien Ogier is on the brink of Rally Mexico victory as Mads Ostberg and Andreas Mikkelsen continue to engage in a fierce fight for second behind

Mads Ostberg keeps Citroen World Rally Championship drive for 2015

Mads Ostberg will be retained as Kris Meeke's Citroen team-mate for the 2015 World Rally Championship

Meeke and Ostberg in three-rally fight for Citroen WRC future

Citroen drivers Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg will have the next three rounds of the World Rally Championship to stake their claim on a DS3 WRC for next season

Mads Ostberg beats Marcus Gronholm in Rally Finland WRC exhibition

Citroen World Rally Championship driver Mads Ostberg triumphed in an exhibition event in Helsinki that pitched modern WRC stars against a selection of Finnish rally legends

Mads Ostberg trying to copy Sebastien Loeb's driving style

Mads Ostberg says he has found more speed by tailoring his driving style to replicate nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb's handling of the Citroen

WRC Mexico: Ogier leads, Ostberg out as Neuville goes third

Sebastien Ogier extended his Rally Mexico lead and Thierry Neuville moved Hyundai into the top three after a dramatic pair of Saturday morning stages

WRC Mexico: Mads Ostberg takes lead ahead of Sebastien Ogier

Mads Ostberg established an early lead over Sebastien Ogier on the first morning of Rally Mexico

WRC Sweden: Ostberg criticises Kubica after day two hold-up

Mads Ostberg has criticised Robert Kubica's decision to pull out on him, costing the Norwegian time on the second day of Rally Sweden

WRC Rally Sweden: Mads Ostberg sets pace at shakedown

Mads Ostberg made the perfect start to Rally Sweden by setting the pace at Wednesday morning's shakedown stage

Mads Ostberg says Citroen WRC switch will help him fulfil potential

Mads Ostberg says he feels ready to fulfil his World Rally Championship potential with the Citroen team following his move from M-Sport

Citroen confirms Kris Meeke, Mads Ostberg for 2014 WRC

Citroen has confirmed Kris Meeke and Mads Ostberg will lead its 2014 World Rally Championship assault

Robert Kubica, Mads Ostberg on five-man Citroen WRC 2014 shortlist

Citroen team principal Yves Matton has drawn up a five-man shortlist for the seats in his squad's 2014 World Rally Championship line-up

WRC Finland: Sebastien Ogier leads as Ostberg and Neuville battle

Sebastien Ogier maintains a half-minute lead on Rally Finland, as M-Sport team-mates Mads Ostberg and Thierry Neuville fight furiously for second

Rally Finland: Mads Ostberg moves into the lead ahead of Ogier

Mads Ostberg moved into the lead of Rally Finland on Friday morning, less than a second ahead of championship leader Sebastien Ogier

Mads Ostberg promises flat-out approach from now on

Mads Ostberg says he is ready to throw caution to the wind in an effort to get his first season as a factory World Rally Championship driver back on track at the Rally of Italy later this month

WRC Portugal: Ogier leads from Sordo after Ostberg exit

Sebastien Ogier benefited from Mads Ostberg's crash and then held off a charging Dani Sordo to lead Rally Portugal after SS4

WRC Portugal: Mads Ostberg grabs early lead from Sebastien Ogier

Mads Ostberg grabbed the Rally of Portugal lead from Sebastien Ogier at the end of stage two on Friday morning

Rally Mexico: Mads Ostberg frustrated as 'comfortable' podium lost

Mads Ostberg has no doubt that he could have hung on for second place in Rally Mexico had his M-Sport Ford not succumbed to mechanical problems on Saturday morning

Rally Mexico: Ostberg urged to stay calm about losing to Ogier

M-Sport team boss Malcolm Wilson has urged his lead driver Mads Ostberg not to be downcast despite seeing Sebastien Ogier pull away in the Rally Mexico lead

Rally Mexico: Sebastien Ogier breaks away from Mads Ostberg

Sebastien Ogier stretched his Rally Mexico lead to half a minute on Friday afternoon despite Mads Ostberg's best efforts

Rally Mexico: Sebastien Ogier leads from Mads Ostberg

Sebastien Ogier and Mads Ostberg traded blows at the head of Rally Mexico through Friday's morning stages

Rally Sweden: Mads Ostberg not willing to settle for third

Qatar M-Sport driver Mads Ostberg says he will launch an all-out attack on the two Frenchmen ahead of him when Rally Sweden moves into his native Norway for its final day on Sunday