Ford Fiesta WRC

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
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Ford Fiesta WRC
CategoryWorld Rally Car
ConstructorM-Sport
PredecessorFord Fiesta RS WRC
SuccessorFord Puma Rally1
Technical specifications[1][2]
SuspensionMacPherson struts with Reiger adjustable dampers
Length4,130 mm
Width1,875 mm
Wheelbase2,493 mm
EngineFord Ecoboost 1,596 cc (97.4 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
579325
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

Championship titlesEdit

Year Title Competitor Entries Wins Podiums Points
2017 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers   Sébastien Ogier 13 2 9 232
FIA World Rally Championship for Co-Drivers   Julien Ingrassia 13 2 9 232
FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers   M-Sport World Rally Team 39 5 19 428
2018 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers   Sébastien Ogier 13 4 6 219
FIA World Rally Championship for Co-Drivers   Julien Ingrassia 13 4 6 219

Rally victoriesEdit

Year No. Event Surface Driver Co-driver Entrant
2017 1   Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo Mixed   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport World Rally Team
2   Rally de Portugal Gravel   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport World Rally Team
3   Rally Italia Sardegna Gravel   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   M-Sport World Rally Team
4   ADAC Rallye Deutschland Tarmac   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   M-Sport World Rally Team
5   Wales Rally GB Gravel   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team
2018 6   Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo Mixed   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport Ford World Rally Team
7   Rally Mexico Gravel   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport Ford World Rally Team
8   Tour de Corse Tarmac   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport Ford World Rally Team
9   Wales Rally GB Gravel   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport Ford World Rally Team

WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Driver Rounds Points WCM
pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2017   M-Sport WRT   Sébastien Ogier MON
1
SWE
3
MEX
2
FRA
2
ARG
4
POR
1
ITA
5
POL
3
FIN
Ret
GER
3
ESP
2
GBR
3
AUS
4
428 1st
  Ott Tänak MON
3
SWE
2
MEX
4
FRA
11
ARG
3
POR
4
ITA
1
POL
Ret
FIN
7
GER
1
ESP
3
GBR
6
AUS
2
  Elfyn Evans MON
6
SWE
6
MEX
9
FRA
21
ARG
2
POR
6
ITA
Ret
POL
8
FIN
2
GER
6
ESP
7
GBR
1
AUS
5
  Mads Østberg MON SWE
15
MEX FRA ARG
9
POR
8
ITA
7
POL
7
FIN
10
GER
5
ESP GBR
38
AUS
  Armin Kremer MON SWE MEX FRA ARG POR ITA POL FIN GER
9
ESP GBR AUS
  Teemu Suninen MON SWE MEX FRA ARG POR ITA POL
6
FIN
4
GER ESP GBR AUS
  Lorenzo Bertelli MON SWE MEX
16
FRA ARG
Ret
POR ITA POL FIN GER ESP GBR AUS
2018   M-Sport Ford WRT   Sébastien Ogier MON
1
SWE
10
MEX
1
FRA
1
ARG
4
POR
Ret
ITA
2
FIN
5
GER
4
TUR
10
GBR
1
ESP
2
AUS
5
324 3rd
  Elfyn Evans MON
6
SWE
14
MEX
Ret
FRA
5
ARG
6
POR
2
ITA
14
FIN
7
GER
25
TUR
12
GBR
20
ESP
3
AUS
6
  Teemu Suninen MON SWE
8
MEX
12
FRA ARG
9
POR
3
ITA
10
FIN
6
GER
5
TUR
4
GBR
Ret
ESP
11
AUS
Ret
  Bryan Bouffier MON
8
SWE MEX FRA
Ret
ARG POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
  Jourdan Serderidis MON SWE MEX FRA ARG POR ITA FIN GER
18
TUR GBR ESP AUS
10
  Henning Solberg   Henning Solberg MON SWE
19
MEX FRA ARG POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
  Hoonigan Racing   Ken Block MON SWE MEX FRA ARG POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP
Ret
AUS
2019   M-Sport Ford WRT   Elfyn Evans MON
Ret
SWE
5
MEX
3
FRA
3
ARG
Ret
CHL
4
POR
5
ITA
4
FIN
WD
GER TUR
WD
GBR
5
ESP
6
AUS
C
218 4th
  Teemu Suninen MON
11
SWE
23
MEX
Ret
FRA
5
ARG
7
CHL
5
POR
4
ITA
2
FIN
8
GER
29
TUR
4
GBR
Ret
ESP
7
AUS
C
  Pontus Tidemand MON
20
SWE
8
MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA FIN GER TUR
9
GBR
7
ESP AUS
C
  Gus Greensmith MON SWE MEX FRA ARG CHL POR
Ret
ITA FIN
Ret
GER
9
TUR GBR ESP AUS
C
  Hayden Paddon MON SWE MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA FIN
WD
GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
C
  Lorenzo Bertelli MON SWE
20
MEX FRA ARG CHL
13
POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
C
  Janne Tuohino   Janne Tuohino MON SWE
10
MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
C
  JanPro   Jouni Virtanen MON SWE MEX FRA ARG CHL POR ITA FIN
19
GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
C
2020   M-Sport Ford WRT   Teemu Suninen MON
8
SWE
8
MEX
3
EST
6
TUR
Ret
ITA
5
MNZ
Ret
129 3rd
  Esapekka Lappi MON
4
SWE
5
MEX
Ret
EST
7
TUR
6
ITA
Ret
MNZ
4
  Gus Greensmith MON
63
SWE MEX
9
EST
8
TUR
5
ITA
25
MNZ
Ret
  Deividas Jocius MON
17
SWE
WD
MEX
WD
EST TUR ITA MNZ
  JanPro   Kimmo Kurkela MON SWE MEX EST
25
TUR ITA MNZ
  OT Racing   Georg Gross MON SWE MEX EST
Ret
TUR ITA MNZ
2021   M-Sport Ford WRT   Gus Greensmith MON
8
ARC
9
CRO
7
POR
5
ITA
26
KEN
4
EST
32
BEL
47
GRE
5
FIN
6
ESP
6
MNZ 185* 3rd*
  Teemu Suninen MON
Ret
ARC
8
CRO POR ITA
31
KEN EST
6
BEL GRE FIN ESP MNZ
  Adrien Fourmaux MON ARC CRO
5
POR
6
ITA KEN
5
EST BEL
Ret
GRE
7
FIN
7
ESP
16
MNZ
  Lorenzo Bertelli MON ARC
51
CRO POR ITA KEN
11
EST BEL GRE FIN ESP MNZ
  JanPro   Janne Tuohino MON ARC
Ret
CRO POR ITA KEN EST BEL GRE FIN ESP MNZ

* Season still in progress.

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. Archived from the original on 20 September 2018. 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.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by Autosport Awards
Rally Car of the Year

2017–2018
Succeeded by