Nokia and the WRC: the end

An update to my previous post on Nokia’s woes, and the ill-fortune of the World Rally Championship in having a doomed sponsor.

Last weekend’s (May 24-27) Acropolis Rally of Greece was the last rally for Nokia as sponsor.

We have still heard nothing at all from the FIA regarding new sponsors, new funding, a new promoter, TV coverage, or much of anything. The situation is not the one that manufacturers signed up to.

Now would really be the time for Mr Mahonen or Mme Mouton to say something. Even a short placeholder statement of “we’re working on it” would be better than nothing at all.