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The Ford Fiesta WRC is a World Rally Car built by the M-Sport World Rally Team for use in the World Rally Championship starting in 2017.[8][note 1] It is based upon the 2017 Ford Fiesta road car, and replaced the Ford Fiesta RS WRC, which competed between 2011 and 2016. It was built to the fourth generation of World Rally Car regulations that were introduced in 2017.

Ford Fiesta WRC
Ford Fiesta WRC of Elfyn Evans Rallye Deutschland 2018.jpg
Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt driving a Fiesta WRC at the 2018 Rallye Deutschland
CategoryWorld Rally Car
ConstructorM-Sport
PredecessorFord Fiesta RS WRC
Technical specifications[1][2]
SuspensionMacPherson struts with Reiger adjustable dampers
Length4,130 mm
Width1,875 mm
Wheelbase2,493 mm
Engine1,600 cc (97.6 cu in) I4 turbo direct injection
TransmissionSix-speed sequential gearbox developed by M-Sport and Ricardo with hydraulic shift
Four-wheel drive
Mechanical front and rear differentials with active centre differential
Weight1,190 kg
BrakesGravel: 300mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo four- piston monoblock calipers;
Asphalt: 370mm/355mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo four-piston monoblock calipers
TyresMichelin (2017–2018)
DMACK (2017)
ClutchMulti disc clutch developed by M-Sport and AP Racing
Competition history (WRC)
Notable entrantsUnited Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT[3]
Notable drivers
DebutMonaco 2017 Monte Carlo Rally
First winMonaco 2017 Monte Carlo Rally
Last winUnited Kingdom 2018 Wales Rally GB
RacesWinsPodiumsTitles
389315
Constructors' Championships1 (2017)
Drivers' Championships2 (2017, 2018)
Comparison between the Fiesta RS WRC (top) and the Fiesta WRC (bottom) showing the larger front splitter, rear wing and the addition of aerodynamic devices on the Fiesta WRC.

The Fiesta WRC was successful from its début, winning the 2017 Monte Carlo Rally, first round it entered.[9] The car took five wins in its first season, with two for Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, two for Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja, and one for Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt. Ogier and Ingrassia went on to win the World Championships for Drivers and Co-Drivers, their fifth titles.[10] M-Sport won the World Championship for Manufacturers, their first title since 2007.[10]

World Rally Championship resultsEdit

WRC resultsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ford registered as a manufacturer in 2018. M-Sport continued to build and operate the cars under the name "M-Sport Ford World Rally Team".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.wrc.com/en/wrc/about-wrc/rally-cars/ford-fiesta-rs-wrc/page/796-18667-796--.html
  2. ^ http://juwra.com/ford_fiesta_wrc_2017.html
  3. ^ a b "Ford Returns to WRC Entry List". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Rallye Montecarlo Entry List" (PDF). acm.mc. Automobile Club Montecarlo. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Ogier and Tänak lead M-Sport in 2017". m-sport.co.uk. M-Sport World Rally Team. 12 December 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Rally Poland Entry List" (PDF). rajdpolski.pl. rajdpolski.pl. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  7. ^ Klien, Jamie (21 December 2018). "Tidemand gets two WRC rounds with M-Sport". motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  8. ^ "M-Sport lifts covers off 2017 Fiesta WRC". speedcafe.com. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  9. ^ "World Rally Championship – Results Monte Carlo". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  10. ^ a b Beer, Matt (29 October 2017). "Rally GB: Ogier seals title as dominant Evans claims first win". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

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Awards
Preceded by
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Autosport Awards
Rally Car of the Year

2017–2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent