List of World Rally Championship records

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The list of records in the World Rally Championship includes records and statistics set in the World Rally Championship (WRC) from the 1973 season to now.

Drivers[edit]

Wins[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Age[edit]

Youngest Drivers' Champion
Driver Age Year
1 United Kingdom Colin McRae 27 y, 109 d 1995 season

Constructors[edit]

Nationalities[edit]

Rallies[edit]

Fastest rallies[edit]

Event Avg. speed Winner Car
1 Finland 2012 Rally Finland 122.9 km/h (76.4 mph) France Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC
2 Finland 2005 Rally Finland 122.86 km/h (76.34 mph) Finland Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 307 WRC
3 Finland 2010 Rally Finland 122.80 km/h (76.30 mph) Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus RS WRC 09
4 Kenya 2000 Safari Rally 122.43 km/h (76.07 mph) United Kingdom Richard Burns Subaru Impreza WRC 99
5 Finland 2006 Rally Finland 122.06 km/h (75.84 mph) Finland Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06
6 Finland 2007 Rally Finland 121.85 km/h (75.71 mph) Finland Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 07
7 Finland 2002 Rally Finland 121.80 km/h (75.68 mph) Finland Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 206 WRC
8 Finland 2003 Rally Finland 121.62 km/h (75.57 mph) Estonia Markko Märtin Ford Focus RS WRC 03
9 Argentina 1983 Rally Argentina 121.60 km/h (75.56 mph) Finland Hannu Mikkola Audi Quattro A2
10 Finland 2000 Rally Finland 121.46 km/h (75.47 mph) Finland Marcus Grönholm Peugeot 206 WRC

Closest wins[edit]

Event Margin[11] Winner Runner-up
1 Jordan 2011 Jordan Rally 0.2 second France Sébastien Ogier Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
2 New Zealand 2007 Rally New Zealand 0.3 second Finland Marcus Grönholm France Sébastien Loeb
3 Portugal 1998 Rally Portugal 2.1 seconds United Kingdom Colin McRae Spain Carlos Sainz
4 Argentina 1999 Rally Argentina 2.4 seconds Finland Juha Kankkunen United Kingdom Richard Burns
New Zealand 2010 Rally New Zealand 2.4 seconds Finland Jari-Matti Latvala France Sébastien Ogier
Argentina 2011 Rally Argentina 2.4 seconds France Sébastien Loeb Finland Mikko Hirvonen
7 Australia 2000 Rally Australia 2.7 seconds Finland Marcus Grönholm United Kingdom Richard Burns
8 Germany 2003 Rallye Deutschland 3.6 seconds France Sébastien Loeb Finland Marcus Grönholm
9 Italy 1976 Rallye Sanremo 4.0 seconds Sweden Björn Waldegård Italy Sandro Munari
Argentina 2002 Rally Argentina 4.0 seconds Spain Carlos Sainz Norway Petter Solberg

Driver wins per nationalities[edit]

Finland is the nation with most wins, 169.[12]

# Nation Wins Drivers
1  Finland 170 Marcus Grönholm (30), Tommi Mäkinen (24), Juha Kankkunen (23), Markku Alén (19), Hannu Mikkola (18)
Mikko Hirvonen (15), Timo Salonen (11), Ari Vatanen (10), Jari-Matti Latvala (10), Timo Mäkinen (4)
Henri Toivonen (3), Kyösti Hämäläinen (1), Pentti Airikkala (1), Harri Rovanperä (1)
14
2  France 164 Sébastien Loeb (78), Didier Auriol (20), Sébastien Ogier (19), Bernard Darniche (7), Gilles Panizzi (7)
Jean-Luc Thérier (5), Jean-Pierre Nicolas (5), Michèle Mouton (4), François Delecour (4)
Jean-Claude Andruet (3), Jean Ragnotti (3), Bruno Saby (2), Philippe Bugalski (2), Guy Fréquelin (1)
Bernard Béguin (1), Alain Ambrosino (1), Alain Oreille (1), Patrick Tauziac (1)
18
3  Sweden 43 Björn Waldegård (16), Stig Blomqvist (11), Kenneth Eriksson (6), Ingvar Carlsson (2), Mikael Ericsson (2)
Mats Jonsson (2), Ove Andersson (1), Per Eklund (1), Harry Källström (1), Anders Kulläng (1)
10
4  United Kingdom 36 Colin McRae (25), Richard Burns (10), Roger Clark (1) 3
5  Italy 30 Miki Biasion (17), Sandro Munari (7), Raffaele Pinto (1), Fulvio Bacchelli (1), Antonio Fassina (1)
Andrea Aghini (1), Gianfranco Cunico (1), Piero Liatti (1)
8
6  Spain 28 Carlos Sainz (26), Jesús Puras (1), Dani Sordo (1) 3
7  Germany 17 Walter Röhrl (14), Achim Warmbold (2), Armin Schwarz (1) 3
8  Norway 14 Petter Solberg (13), Mads Østberg (1) 2
9  Kenya 8 Shekhar Mehta (5), Joginder Singh (2), Ian Duncan (1) 3
10  Estonia 5 Markko Märtin (5) 1
11  Austria 2 Franz Wittmann, Sr. (1), Josef Haider (1) 2
 Japan 2 Kenjiro Shinozuka (2) 1
13  Argentina 1 Jorge Recalde (1) 1
 Belgium 1 François Duval (1) 1
 Canada 1 Walter Boyce (1) 1
 Portugal 1 Joaquim Moutinho (1) 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alén also won Rally Sanremo 1986, that was eventually annulled by FISA and is therefore not considered as a WRC win.
  2. ^ According to World Rally Archive (http://www.juwra.com), Alén won 821 stages. Markku Alén also won special stages in the following rallies that are not yet taken into account by www.juwra.com : 15 stages in Sweden 1977 (source: Sport Auto n°182, March 1977), 5 stages in South Pacific 1977 (source: Auto Hebdo n°63, 19–26 May 1977), 1 stage in Safari 1990 (source: Auto Hebdo n°723, 18 April 1990). Moreover, he is said to have won 11 special stages in Sanremo 1974 although reliable sources are missing as of now. Also, Markku Alén won 20 special stages in annulled Sanremo 1986 (source: Auto Hebdo n°545, 22 October 1986).
  3. ^ According to World Rally Archive, Sainz won 756 stages. Sainz also won one special stage in Safari Rally 1991 (source: Auto Hebdo n°772, 4 April 1991), that is not yet taken into account by www.juwra.com.
  4. ^ Kankkunen also won 5 special stages in annulled Sanremo 1986 (source: Auto Hebdo n°545, 22 October 1986).
  5. ^ According to World Rally Archive, Mikkola won 654 stages. Mikkola also won special stages in the following rallies that are not yet taken into account by www.juwra.com : 1 stage in Acropolis 1976 (source: Sport Auto n°174, July 1976, and Auto Hebdo), 1 stage in Sweden 1977 (source: Sport Auto n°182, March 1977), 10 stages in Acropolis 1977 (source: Auto Hebdo n°66, 9–16 June 1977, and Sport Auto n°186, July 1977).
  6. ^ According to World Rally Archive, Vatanen won 542 stages. Vatanen also won at least 46 special stages in South Pacific 1977. He actually won a 47th special stage in this rally but it is unclear whether the results of this stage were annulled or not (source: Auto Hebdo n° 63, 19–26 May 1977).
  7. ^ According to World Rally Archive, Blomqvist won 486 stages. Blomqvist also won special stages in rallies that are not yet taken into account by www.juwra.com: 26 stages in Sweden 1975 (source: Autosport, 20 February 1975), 10 stages in Sweden 1976 (source: Sport Auto n°170, March 1976), 7 stages in Sweden 1977 (source: Sport Auto n°182, March 1977).
  8. ^ Lancia also won Rally Sanremo 1986, that was annulled by FISA and is therefore not counted as a WRC win.
  9. ^ Markku Alén's 1978 FIA Cup for Drivers title is not included.
  10. ^ Sandro Munari's 1977 FIA Cup for Drivers title is not included.
  11. ^ Includes only timed stage rallies. The World Rally Championship has in the past also featured endurance events where "unachievable" target times were assigned to the stages, and competitors received a penalty point for each minute their stage time was over the target time. At the 1973 Safari Rally, Shekhar Mehta and Harry Källström finished with the same amount of penalty minutes (6 hours and 46 minutes), and at the 1985 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire, Toyota teammates Juha Kankkunen and Björn Waldegård had the same amount of penalty minutes (4 hours and 46 minutes). Mehta and Kankkunen took the wins by tiebreakers.
  12. ^ "Driver wins per nationalities". juwra.com. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 

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