Daniel Carlsson (rally driver)

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Daniel Carlsson
Daniel Carlsson - 2005 Rally Argentina.jpg
Carlsson driving a Peugeot 206 WRC at the 2005 Rally Argentina
Personal information
Nationality Sweden Swedish
Born (1976-06-29) 29 June 1976 (age 38)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 1999 – 2007
Teams Peugeot, Bozian Racing, OMV Kronos Citroën
Rallies 43
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 1
Stage wins 2
Total points 26
First rally 1999 Swedish Rally
Last rally 2007 Rally di Sardegna

Daniel Carlsson (born 29 June 1976) is a rally car driver from Sweden.[1]

Biography[edit]

Carlsson came in 2nd at the Swedish Junior Rally Championship in 1998 when he was only 22. He went on to compete in the Swedish Rally Championship in 1999, finishing 1st in Group H. In 1999 he finished 2nd again in the Swedish Juniors.

By 2000 he graduated to the WRC and finished 22nd at his home rally of Sweden driving a Toyota. The following year in the same event he finished 7th.

At his first Monte Carlo rally in 2002 he promptly came in 4th just off the podium driving a Ford Puma S1600. At his home rally of Sweden, driving a Mitsubishi in the group N class, he finished 1st.

In the 2005 WRC season Carlsson was asked to stand in for Markko Märtin after the Wales Rally GB, in which Märtin's co-driver was killed. Martin decided to quit for the rest of the season, therefore prompting Peugeot Sport team to hire Carlsson for the remainder of the season.

At the start of the 2006 season, Carlsson posted his best home result with a 3rd in the Swedish WRC Rally. For the 2006 season Carlsson is driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with co-driver Holmstrand.

In 2007, Carlsson was caught for drink driving, had his driving license removed, and decided to quit his rally career.[2]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1999 Daniel Carlsson Opel Astra GSi 16v MON SWE
40
KEN POR ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo FIN
Ret
CHN ITA AUS GBR
2000 Daniel Carlsson Toyota Corolla WRC MON SWE
23
KEN POR ESP ARG GRE NZL FIN CYP FRA ITA AUS GBR NC 0
2001 Daniel Carlsson Toyota Corolla WRC MON SWE
7
POR
Ret
ESP ARG CYP GRE KEN FIN
Ret
NZL ITA
Ret
FRA AUS GBR NC 0
2002 Daniel Carlsson Ford Puma S1600 MON
20
FRA ESP
Ret
CYP ARG GRE
Ret
KEN GER
Ret
ITA
Ret
NZL AUS GBR
Ret
NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII SWE
20
FIN
Ret
2003 Daniel Carlsson Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
EX
SWE TUR
Ret
NZL ARG GRE
18
CYP GER FIN
19
AUS ITA
Ret
FRA ESP
22
GBR
14
NC 0
2004 Bozian Racing Peugeot 206 WRC MON SWE
8
MEX NZL
8
CYP GRE
5
TUR
Ret
ARG FIN
9
GER
Ret
JPN FRA
11
ESP AUS 12th 6
Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 307 WRC GBR
Ret
ITA
2005 Bozian Racing Peugeot 307 WRC MON SWE
6
MEX NZL 19th 5
Rally Team Olsbergs Subaru Impreza WRC 04 ITA
Ret
TUR
Ret
GRE
14
Bozian Racing Peugeot 206 WRC CYP
8
ARG
15
FIN GER GBR
Marlboro Peugeot Total Peugeot 307 WRC JPN
8
FRA ESP AUS
Ret
2006 Daniel Carlsson Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05 MON SWE
3
MEX ESP FRA ARG ITA GRE GER FIN
Ret
JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR 16th 6
2007 Kronos Citroën World Rally Team Citroën Xsara WRC MON SWE
5
NOR
7
MEX POR
6
ARG ITA
Ret
GRE FIN GER NZL ESP FRA JPN IRE GBR 14th 9

JWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 JWRC Points
2002 Daniel Carlsson Ford Puma S1600 MON
4
ESP
Ret
GRE
Ret
GER
Ret
ITA
Ret
GBR
Ret
12th 3
2003 Daniel Carlsson Suzuki Ignis S1600 MON
EX
TUR
Ret
GRE
2
FIN
1
ITA
Ret
ESP
4
GBR
1
3rd 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Carlsson gör comeback, Svenska Bilsportförbundet, accessed 2010-05-24 (Swedish)
  2. ^ "Daniel Carlsson’s rally career could be over after he was caught drink-driving in Sweden". rallybuzz.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 

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