Grapevine: Fans asked to choose Ford livery

Rally fans have been given the chance to select the roof design for the Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team works cars on next month's Rally Finland

Grapevine: Fans asked to choose Ford livery

Facebook followers of the Ford team can select three designs for the Fiesta RS WRCs of Mikko Hirvonen, Jari-Matti Latvala and Khalid Al Qassimi - and this livery will only ever be seen on the Jyvaskyla-based eighth round of the championship.

"Up until now the Ford Abu Dhabi Team Fiesta RS WRCs have simply featured the Ford logo," said Will May, motorsport marketing manager for Ford of Europe. "So we're inviting our Facebook followers to vote for one of several designs we've developed under one theme - which is 'the food that fuels you'.

"We asked Jari-Matti, Mikko and Khalid what is the first thing they have to eat or drink in the morning, the fuel that gets them up and running. Jari-Matti nominated coffee because he says he cannot function without coffee first thing. Mikko picked porridge because he loves to make it for his children when he's not competing and Khalid chose his local mountain honey because it tastes delicious."

The three designs can be viewed on Facebook now - and voting closes at the end of June.

"We have a great number of Facebook followers and we're delighted to give them the chance to directly influence how the Fiesta RS WRCs will appear in Finland," added May. "The roof designs will be highly visible from overhead and because they will only feature on the Finland cars, they will appeal to model collectors too."

This year's Rally Finland runs from July 28-30.

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