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.[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.
|Category||World Rally Car|
|Predecessor||Ford Fiesta RS WRC|
|Successor||Ford Puma Rally1|
|Suspension||MacPherson struts with Reiger adjustable dampers|
|Engine||Ford Ecoboost 1,596 cc (97.4 cu in) I4 turbo direct injection|
|Transmission||Six-speed sequential gearbox developed by M-Sport and Ricardo with hydraulic shift |
Mechanical front and rear differentials with active centre differential
|Brakes||Gravel: 300mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo four- piston monoblock calipers;|
Asphalt: 370mm/355mm Brembo ventilated discs with Brembo four-piston monoblock calipers
|Clutch||Multi disc clutch developed by M-Sport and AP Racing|
|Competition history (WRC)|
|Notable entrants||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Debut||2017 Monte Carlo Rally|
|First win||2017 Monte Carlo Rally|
|Last win||2018 Wales Rally GB|
|Constructors' Championships||1 (2017)|
|Drivers' Championships||2 (2017, 2018)|
The Fiesta WRC was successful from its début, winning the 2017 Monte Carlo Rally, first round it entered. 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. M-Sport won the World Championship for Manufacturers, their first title since 2007.
World Rally Championship resultsEdit
|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|
* Season still in progress.
- "Ford Returns to WRC Entry List". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- "Rallye Montecarlo Entry List" (PDF). acm.mc. Automobile Club Montecarlo. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- "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.
- "Rally Poland Entry List" (PDF). rajdpolski.pl. rajdpolski.pl. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
- Klien, Jamie (21 December 2018). "Tidemand gets two WRC rounds with M-Sport". motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
- "M-Sport lifts covers off 2017 Fiesta WRC". speedcafe.com. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
- "World Rally Championship – Results Monte Carlo". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- Beer, Matt (29 October 2017). "Rally GB: Ogier seals title as dominant Evans claims first win". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 30 October 2017.