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How rallying saved an F1 outcast
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How rallying saved an F1 outcast

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From the Formula 1 scrapheap, a switch to rallying gave Stephane Sarrazin a shot at career salvation that has led to success in sportscars and Formula E

Where I live in the South of France, rallying is very famous. My father was a rally driver, so I followed it since I was a kid and tried to find the budget to do one rally a year alongside racing in single-seaters.

It was for fun mainly, but also to show that I could do it. In 2001, I won my first round in the French Championship on Rallye du Var and I liked it a lot, but I was still focused on making it to Formula 1.

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