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2018 FIA World Rally Championship
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Sébastien Ogier (left) is the defending Drivers' Champion and Thierry Neuville (right) is the current championship leader.
Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT (i20 Coupe WRC pictured) are the current Manufacturers' championship leaders.

The 2018 FIA World Rally Championship is the 46th season of the World Rally Championship, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallying. Teams and crews are competing in thirteen events—starting with the Monte Carlo Rally in January and finishing with Rally Australia in November—for the World Rally Championships for Drivers, Co-drivers and Manufacturers. Crews are free to compete in cars complying with World Rally Car and Group R regulations; however, only Manufacturers competing with 2017-specification World Rally Cars are eligible to score points in the Manufacturers' championship. The series is once again supported by the World Rally Championship-2 and World Rally Championship-3 categories at every round and by the Junior World Rally Championship at selected rounds.

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia started the season as the defending drivers' and co-drivers' champions after securing their fifth consecutive World Championship titles at the 2017 Wales Rally GB.[1] M-Sport, the team they drove for in 2017, are the defending manufacturers' champions.[1] After seven rounds, Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul lead the drivers' and co-drivers' championships by twenty-seven points ahead of Ogier and Ingrassia. Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja are third, a further forty-five points behind. In the manufacturers' championship, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT hold a twenty-eight-point lead over M-Sport Ford WRT.

Entries

The following teams and crews are entered in the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship.

World Rally Car entries eligible to score manufacturer points
Manufacturer Entrant Car Tyre No. Driver name Co-driver name Rounds
Ford United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC M 1 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia 1–7
2 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Daniel Barritt 1–3, 5–7
United Kingdom Phil Mills 4
3 France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri 1, 4
Finland Teemu Suninen Finland Mikko Markkula 2–3, 5–7
Hyundai South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M 4 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Anders Jæger-Synnevaag 1–7
5 Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul 1–7
6 Spain Dani Sordo Spain Carlos del Barrio 1, 3–5
New Zealand Hayden Paddon United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall 2, 6–7
Toyota Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M 7 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila 1–7
8 Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja 1–7
9 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm 1–7
Citroën France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC M 10 United Kingdom Kris Meeke[note 1] Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle[note 1] 1–6
11 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Scott Martin 1–2, 5–7
France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena 3–4
12 Norway Mads Østberg Norway Torstein Eriksen 2, 6–7
United Arab Emirates Khalid Al-Qassimi United Kingdom Chris Patterson 5
Source:[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
World Rally Car entries ineligible to score manufacturer points
Manufacturer Entrant Car Tyre No. Driver name Co-driver name Rounds
Citroën France Cyrille Feraud Citroën DS3 WRC D 24 France Cyrille Feraud France Aymeric Duschemin 7
Italy Mauro Miele M 81 Italy Mauro Miele Italy Luca Beltrame 4
Ford Norway Henning Solberg Ford Fiesta WRC M 14 Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud 2
United Kingdom M-Sport TBA TBA Greece Jourdan Serderidis[11] Belgium Frédéric Miclotte[11] TBA
Flag of None.svg TBA TBA TBA United States Ken Block[12] Italy Alex Gelsomino[12] TBA
Italy Manuel Villa Ford Fiesta RS WRC D 18 Italy Manuel Villa Italy Daniele Michi 1
Saudi Arabia Yazeed Racing M 21 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al Rajhi United Kingdom Michael Orr 2, 6
22 7
Czech Republic MP-Sports D 21 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek 7
France "Piano" D 23 France "Piano" France Jean-François Pergola 7
France Armando Pereira P 82 France Armando Pereira France Rémi Tutélaire 4
France Alain Vauthier M 83 France Alain Vauthier France Stevie Nollet 4
Hyundai South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M 16 Spain Dani Sordo Spain Carlos del Barrio 6
Source:[3][5][6][7][9][10]

Team changes

Citroën reduced its commitment to two full-time entries, with a third car entered at selected events.[13] At the same time, the C3 WRC made available to privateer entrants. The cars will be leased to drivers but their operation will be run by Citroën Racing's sister team PH Sport, allowing Citroën to retain control over the cars.[14]

Ford increased its factory support for M-Sport's programme, with the team officially known as "M-Sport Ford World Rally Team".[15] Their support will include engine, chassis and aerodynamic development.[16] Ford will be recognised as the manufacturer entry, marking the company's return to the sport for the first time since 2012.[17][18] Ford's support extends to M-Sport's World Rally Championship-2 programme.[3]

Tyre supplier DMACK scaled back its involvement in the championship from full-time competition to supporting World Rally Championship-2 entries.[19] The company had previously supported its own eponymous team before becoming a supplier to and sponsor of M-Sport's third entry in 2017.

Crew changes

Nine-time World Champion Sébastien Loeb returned to the championship on a part-time basis with Citroën in 2018.

Nine-time World Champions Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena returned to the World Rally Championship with Citroën.[20][13] They plan to contest selected rounds of the championship, allowing Loeb to compete in the Dakar Rally and the World Rallycross Championship.[21] Loeb had previously been enlisted by the team to assist with development of the C3 WRC, particularly on loose surfaces, after Citroën endured a difficult championship campaign in 2017. With Citroën scaling back its commitment to two full-time entries, Stéphane Lefebvre left the championship to contest the World Rally Championship-2 in an R5 variant of the C3 WRC.[13] Mads Østberg left Jipocar World Rally Team and moved to Citroën, contesting selected events in the team's third entry.[22] He retained ownership of the Ford Fiesta WRC that he competed with in 2017 through the Adapta World Rally Team, entering it separately to his own entry with Citroën.[23] Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle were dismissed by Citroën after six rounds, with the team citing their disproportionately high number of crashes and a lack of self-control as the reason behind the sacking.[24][25]

Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger returned to full-time competition with Hyundai Motorsport.[26][27] Mikkelsen and Jæger, who were left without a seat at the end of 2016 following Volkswagen Motorsport's withdrawal from the sport, contested selected rounds of the 2017 championship for Citroën and Hyundai before joining the team for 2018. Hyundai chose to split their third car between Hayden Paddon and Dani Sordo.[28] The team will enter four i20 Coupe WRCs in the Rally de Portugal to ensure that both Paddon and Sordo contest seven rounds of the championship each. Sordo also changed co-drivers, ending his four-year partnership with Marc Martí. He instead reunited with Carlos del Barrio,[29] who previously drove with Sordo in 2013.

Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja left M-Sport to join Toyota, where they replaced Juho Hänninen and Kaj Lindström.[30] Hänninen and Lindström remained with the team, with Hänninen taking on a test driver role and Lindström joining the team's management. Following the departure of Tänak and Järveoja, M-Sport promoted Teemu Suninen and Mikko Markkula from their World Rally Championship-2 team. Suninen and Markkula will share the car with Bryan Bouffier, who will contest Rallye Monte Carlo and the Tour de Corse. Bouffier was hired for his specialist knowledge of the events.[31]

Calendar

The championship is being contested over thirteen rounds in Europe, North and South America and Australia.[32]

A map showing the locations of the rallies in the 2018 World Rally Championship season.
Round Dates Rally Rally headquarters Rally details
Start Finish Surface Stages Distance
1 25 January 28 January Monaco Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo Gap, Hautes-Alpes Mixed 17 394.74 km
2 15 February 18 February Sweden Rally Sweden Torsby, Värmland Snow 19 314.25 km
3 8 March 11 March Mexico Rally Guanajuato México León, Guanajuato Gravel 22 344.49 km
4 5 April 8 April France Tour de Corse Bastia, Haute-Corse Tarmac 12 334.02 km
5 26 April 29 April Argentina Rally Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba Gravel 18 360.61 km
6 17 May 20 May Portugal Rally de Portugal Matosinhos, Porto Gravel 20 357.75 km
7 7 June 10 June Italy Rally Italia Sardegna Alghero, Sardinia Gravel 20 317.32 km
8 26 July 29 July Finland Rally Finland Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi Gravel 23 317.26 km
9 16 August 19 August Germany ADAC Rallye Deutschland Bostalsee, Saarland Tarmac 18 326.69 km
10 13 September 16 September Turkey Marmaris Rally of Turkey Marmaris, Muğla Gravel TBA TBA
11 4 October 7 October United Kingdom Wales Rally GB Deeside, Flintshire Gravel 23 319.34 km
12 25 October 28 October Spain RACC Rally Catalunya de España Salou, Tarragona Mixed TBA TBA
13 15 November 18 November Australia Rally Australia Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Gravel TBA TBA
Source:[32][33][34][35][36][37]

Calendar changes

The Rally of Poland was removed from the calendar after the FIA repeatedly raised concerns about the event's safety.[38] The FIA had previously ordered a review of the event's safety standards ahead of the 2017 event, threatening to rescind the rally's World Championship status if conditions were not improved.[39] The event was replaced by the Rally of Turkey, which returned to the calendar for the first time since 2010.[32] The event, which was previously based in Istanbul, will return to south-western Turkey. It will be based in the coastal resort town of Marmaris in Muğla Province,[40] with the proposed route running along the Mediterranean coastline.[41]

The rallies of Great Britain and Catalunya swapped places on the schedule, with Rally Catalunya becoming the penultimate round of the championship.[32]

Rallye Deutschland relocated to a new headquarters with the service park located at the Bostalsee reservoir in Saarland state.[36]

Route changes

Rallye Monte Carlo featured a heavily revised route from the 2017 event, with half the route being brand new.[35] After starting in Mexico City in 2017, Rally Mexico returned to its traditional start in Guanajuato. The route featured minor changes and included a new Power Stage.[42]

The route for the Tour de Corse was heavily revised, with only two of the seven stages being run as they were in 2017. The headquarters of the event will be relocated Bastia, which will host the event for the first time since 1978.[43]

Organisers of the Wales Rally GB announced plans for a heavily revised route. The changes were made possible by the passage of legislation by the British government allowing public roads to be used for motorsport.[44][45]

Rule changes

Sporting regulations

The FIA took responsibility for the placement of artificial chicanes in stages, with regulations dictating their placement, width and frequency of use.[46] The changes were introduced following the 2017 Rally Finland where event organisers placed chicanes that were criticised by drivers for being too narrow, poorly-positioned and potentially dangerous.[47]

Privateers entering 2017-specification World Rally Cars are permitted to enter their cars under their own team names.[48] In 2017, privateers competing in current-specification cars had to have their entries submitted by a manufacturer.

The WRC Trophy will no longer be open to privateers entering World Rally Cars older than 2017-specification models.[48]

In the week before the Tour de Corse, the FIA approved a rule change that will see any crew checking in late to the Power Stage forfeit the possibility of scoring points in the stage.[49] The changes were introduced in response to controversies that arose in the Rallies of Sweden and Mexico where crews deliberately checked in late to the Power Stage, incurring time penalties but earning more favourable conditions on the stage for the purposes of setting a faster time to secure more points.

Season report

Monte Carlo Rally

Rallye Monte Carlo saw Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia start their title defence with a rally victory, recording their fifth victory in the event.[50] Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja finished second, with teammate Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila running out of the podium. Citroën World Rally Team number one, Kris Meeke was fourth with the fastest time of the Power Stage after first day spun. Hyundai star Thierry Neuville finished fifth and took four points from the power stage. Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt were sixth to help their team, M-Sport World Rally Team, led the manufacturers' championship. Esapekka Lappi made a mistake at the final stage, which cost him half a minute to get back and dropped from fourth to seventh. Bryan Bouffier, who drove Ford's third car, finished eighth. Craig Breen and Scott Martin were ninth on the board. Jan Kopecký from WRC 2 snatched one point in tenth place. Andreas Mikkelsen took three points in the power stage after retiring from the rally in the second day due to mechanical issues.

Rally Sweden

Top three crews celebrating on the podium.

Thierry Neuville won his seventh and first on snow rally victory to lead the drivers' championship by ten points.[51] The Belgian also became only the third non-Nordic driver to win the event after Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier. Craig Breen finished a career-high second after a consistent performance, with Andreas Mikkelsen running out of the podium. With a one-three finish, Hyundai lead the manufacturers' championship for the first time ever. Esapekka Lappi grabbed fourth from Hayden Paddon, and also took a full five points in the Power Stage to climbed up to fourth in the drivers' championship, the same points as teammate Jari-Matti Latvala, who finished seventh overall. Norwegian Mads Østberg drove a Citroën C3 WRC, finished sixth, over a minute off the pace. Fellow Finn Teemu Suninen was eighth in a Ford Fiesta, the highest place among M-Sport World Rally Team drivers. Ott Tänak and Monte-Carlo winner Sébastien Ogier struggled with grip all weekend, as they ploughed a path through deep snow, being second and first on the road order. They were unable to regain lost ground and finished ninth and tenth respectively.[52]

Rally Mexico

Sébastien Ogier sealed his second victory this season, despite receiving a 10-second penalty for cutting a chicane.[53] With the victory, he recaptured the position of championship leader from Thierry Neuville, who finished sixth overall after faring worst in the conditions and lost more than 20 seconds due to a fuel pressure problem and a power steering issue in his i20 in Friday, by four points.[54] Kris Meeke lost second place to Friday leader Dani Sordo after a half roll this morning. Andreas Mikkelsen finished fourth and snatched two points at the Power Stage, after struggling with his i20's handling throughout. Returning nine-time champion Sébastien Loeb was fifth overall and took an extra point at the Power Stage after suffered a puncture in Saturday. WRC 2 winner Pontus Tidemand finished seventh ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala, who fought back onto the leaderboard after retiring his Toyota Yaris on Friday with alternator problems. WRC 2 drivers Gus Greensmith and Pedro Heller completed the top ten. Ott Tänak finished fourteenth overall, but he took full five points from the Power Stage. Elfyn Evans retired from the rally because of rolling out though he managed to reach the finish line, while teammate Teemu Suninen and Esapekka Lappi retired from Friday due to hitting a barrier and crashing respectively.[55]

Tour de Corse

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia took their third win of the year in Corsica, ahead of Ott Tänak and Thierry Neuville, who suffered multiple issues this weekend.[56] Dani Sordo and Elfyn Evans finshed fourth and fifth respectively, separated by 3.5 seconds. Esapekka Lappi thrust himself into the fight for second in Saturday, but his hopes were shattered when he hit a kerb and stopped to change a punctured tyre. He eventually plunged to seventh, but salvaged maximum bonus points by winning the final power Stage in his Yaris as well as overhauling Andreas Mikkelsen to climb to sixth. WRC 2 winner Jan Kopecký finished eighth ahead of Kris Meeke, who restarted today after Saturday's accident, with Yoann Bonato completed the top ten. Nine-time world champion Sébastien Loeb carried too much pace into a left corner 400 metres after the start and dropped into a deep ditch in the opening day, but he took four points from the Power Stage.[57]

Rally Argentina

Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja crew took their first rally victory of the season and first for his team, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT.[58] Thierry Neuville and teammate Dani Sordo finshed second and third overall, which made their team, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT, moved further ahead at the top of the manufacturers' championships. Championship leader Sébastien Ogier finshed fourth. His lead in the Drivers' championships now down to ten points. Andreas Mikkelsen was just four seconds behind in fifth, while Elfyn Evans finished sixth in another Fiesta. Kris Meeke finished at the seventh place after Saturday's puncture. Esapekka Lappi, Teemu Suninen and WRC 2 winner Pontus Tidemand completed the leaderboard. Jari-Matti Latvala was forced to retire from the rally after his Yaris' front right suspension and engine's oiling system sustained significant damage in Friday.[59] Craig Breen was also forced to retire in Saturday because of his damaged roll cage caused by his roll.[59]

Rally de Portugal

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul took their second win of 2018 in Portugal.

Thierry Neuville took his first Portugal and eighth WRC victory after a four-day battle. Because the championship leader Sébastien Ogier failed to score any points, he relinquished the championship lead to Neuville. The Belgian now leads the defending champion by nineteen points.[60] Ford teammates Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninen both finished on the podiums to help the team narrow the gap to Hyundai to thirteen points. Ott Tänak first retired from the rally due to his engine's cooling system damage in Friday, while Kris Meeke crashed his Citroën C3 during SS12 in Saturaday.[61][62] Esapekka Lappi took another Power Stage win but received a ten-second penalty for displacing dividing bales on SS9's third roundabout, which meant he lost his fourth place to Dani Sordo.[63] Mads Østberg and teammate Craig Breen finished in sixth and seventh overall, which brought some valuable points to Citroën. WRC-2 podium finishers Pontus Tidemand, Łukasz Pieniążek and Stéphane Lefebvre finished in eighth, ninth and tenth respectively to complete the leaderboard.

Rally Italia Sardegna

Winning crew Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul celebrating after the Power Stage.

Thierry Neuville snatched the victory from the defending world champion Sébastien Ogier in the last stage — The Belgian won the Power Stage, which gained maximum thirty points in the event, to extend his lead to twenty-seven points. The difference between two title rivals was only 0.7 second, the third tightest winning margin in WRC history, which shared with 2017 Rally Argentina.[64] Esapekka Lappi ran out of the podium place in a Yaris, followed by Hayden Paddon in fourth overall. With a one-four finish, Hyundai Motorsport moved further ahead on the top of the manufacturers' championship, twenty-eight points over M-Sport World Rally Team. Two Citroën drivers Mads Østberg and Craig Breen were in fifth and sixth respectively, ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala, who was running under Rally2 regulations because of an alternator problem in Saturday.[65] WRC-2 category leader Jan Kopecký in eighth after Ott Tänak, who damaged his radiator in Friday, received a forty-second penalty, while Teemu Suninen, who offed road in Friday, covered the top ten.[66] Andreas Mikkelsen also retired from Friday due to gearbox issue but he took two points from the Power Stage.

Results and standings

Season summary

Round Event Winning driver Winning co-driver Winning entrant Winning time Report
1 Monaco Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT 4:18:55.5 Report
2 Sweden Rally Sweden Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 2:52:13.1 Report
3 Mexico Rally Guanajuato México France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT 3:54:08.0 Report
4 France Tour de Corse France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT 3:26:52.7 Report
5 Argentina Rally Argentina Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Martin Järveoja Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 3:43:28.9 Report
6 Portugal Rally de Portugal Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 3:49:46.6 Report
7 Italy Rally Italia Sardegna Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 3:29:18.7 Report
8 Finland Rally Finland Report
9 Germany ADAC Rallye Deutschland Report
10 Turkey Marmaris Rally of Turkey Report
11 United Kingdom Wales Rally GB Report
12 Spain RACC Rally Catalunya de España Report
13 Australia Rally Australia Report

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers. In the manufacturers' championship, teams are eligible to nominate three crews to score points, but these points are only awarded to the top two classified finishers representing a manufacturer and driving a 2017-specification World Rally Car. There are also five bonus points awarded to the winners of the Power Stage, four points for second place, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth. Power Stage points are only awarded in the drivers' and co-drivers' championships.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers

Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
FRA
France
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
AUS
Australia
Points
1 Belgium Thierry Neuville 52 14 63 3 21 12 11 149
2 France Sébastien Ogier 15 102 1 13 42 Ret 22 122
3 Estonia Ott Tänak 2 95 141 25 14 Ret 93 77
4 Finland Esapekka Lappi 7 41 11 61 8 51 3 70
5 Spain Dani Sordo Ret 2 4 3 43 60
6 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 133 33 44 7 53 16 184 56
7 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans 6 14 Ret 5 6 25 145 46
8 United Kingdom Kris Meeke 41 Ret 3 94 75 Ret WD 43
9 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 34 7 82 Ret Ret 24 7 37
10 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen 9 2 Ret 7 6 34
11 Norway Mads Østberg 6 6 5 26
12 Finland Teemu Suninen 18 8 12 9 34 10 24
13 New Zealand Hayden Paddon 5 Ret 4 22
14 France Sébastien Loeb 55 142 15
15 Sweden Pontus Tidemand 12 7 10 8 11
16 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 10 8 8 9
17 France Bryan Bouffier 8 Ret 4
18 United Kingdom Gus Greensmith Ret 9 13 12 18 2
19 Poland Łukasz Pieniążek 38 15 9 16 2
20 France Yoann Bonato 15 10 1
21 Chile Pedro Heller 10 15 20 1
22 France Stéphane Lefebvre Ret 10 24 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
FRA
France
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
AUS
Australia
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Notes:
1 2 3 4 5 – Power Stage position

FIA World Rally Championship for Co-Drivers

Pos. Co-Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
FRA
France
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
AUS
Australia
Points
1 Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul 52 14 63 3 21 12 11 149
2 France Julien Ingrassia 15 102 1 13 42 Ret 22 122
3 Estonia Martin Järveoja 2 95 141 25 14 Ret 93 77
4 Finland Janne Ferm 7 41 11 61 8 51 3 70
5 Spain Carlos del Barrio Ret 2 4 3 43 60
6 Norway Anders Jæger-Synnevaag 133 33 44 7 53 16 184 56
7 Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle 41 Ret 3 94 75 Ret WD 43
8 Finland Miikka Anttila 34 7 82 Ret Ret 24 7 37
9 United Kingdom Daniel Barritt 6 14 Ret 6 25 145 36
10 United Kingdom Scott Martin 9 2 Ret 7 6 34
11 Norway Torstein Eriksen 6 6 5 26
12 Finland Mikko Markkula 18 8 12 9 34 10 24
13 United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall 5 Ret 4 22
14 Monaco Daniel Elena 55 142 15
15 Sweden Jonas Andersson 12 7 10 8 11
16 United Kingdom Phil Mills 5 10
17 Czech Republic Pavel Dresler 10 8 8 9
18 France Xavier Panseri 8 Ret 4
19 United Kingdom Craig Parry Ret 9 13 12 18 2
20 Poland Przemysław Mazur 38 15 9 16 2
21 France Benjamin Boulloud 15 10 1
22 Argentina Pablo Olmos 10 15 20 1
23 France Gabin Moreau Ret 10 24 1
Pos. Co-Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
FRA
France
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
AUS
Australia
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Notes:
1 2 3 4 5 – Power Stage position

FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
FRA
France
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
AUS
Australia
Points
1 South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 4 8 3 4 NC NC 7 NC 212
5 5 1 NC 3 2 1 1
6 Ret NC 2 4 3 Ret 4
2 United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT 1 1 8 1 1 4 Ret 2 184
2 6 NC Ret 5 5 2 NC
3 NC 7 8 Ret NC 3 8
3 Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 7 3 6 6 Ret Ret 8 7 161
8 2 NC NC 2 1 Ret NC
9 NC 4 7 6 7 4 3
4 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT 10 4 Ret 3 7 6 Ret WD 129
11 7 2 5 8 Ret 6 6
12 5 8 5 5
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
FRA
France
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
CAT
Spain
AUS
Australia
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Notes

  1. ^ a b Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle were entered into the Rally Italia Sardegna but were withdrawn when Meeke was dismissed from the team.

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