Qatar World Rally Team

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Qatar World Rally Team
Full name Qatar World Rally Team
Base United Kingdom Cumbria, United Kingdom
Team principal(s) Malcolm Wilson
Drivers Norway Mads Ostberg
Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah
Finland Juho Hänninen
Belgium Thierry Neuville
Co-drivers Sweden Jonas Andersson
Italy Giovanni Bernacchini
Finland Tomi Tuominen
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
Chassis Citroën DS3 WRC (2012)
Ford Fiesta RS WRC (2013)
Tyres Michelin
World Rally Championship career
Debut 2012
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Qatar Ford Fiesta RS WRC at the 2013 Autosport Show

The Qatar World Rally Team is a Qatari World Rally Championship team, based in Cumbria, United Kingdom. They made their debut at the 2012 Rally of Sweden, entering a single Citroën DS3 WRC for Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini.[1] Al-Attiyah was unable to contest the full season, owing to his qualification for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and the car was variously driven by Chris Atkinson in Finland,[2] Thierry Neuville in New Zealand and Italy,[3] and Hans Weijs, Jr. in Spain.[4]

On Monday 26 November 2012, British based M-Sport announced a new partnership with the State of Qatar and that Mads Østberg and Nasser Al-Attiyah would be driving Ford Fiesta RS WRCs for the 2013 season.[5] The team expanded to include a third and a fourth car, submitting entries for Juho Hänninen and Thierry Neuville.[6][7]


WRC Results[edit]

Year Car No. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points WCC Points
2012 Citroën DS3 WRC 7 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah MON SWE
21
MEX
6
POR
4
ARG
9
GRE
Ret
GER
8
GBR
10
FRA
Ret
12th 28 6th 71
Belgium Thierry Neuville NZL
5
ITA
18
7th 53
Australia Chris Atkinson FIN
39
13th 28
Netherlands Hans Weijs ESP
Ret
- 0
2013 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 6 Finland Juho Hänninen MON
Ret
15th 8 4th 184
United Kingdom Matthew Wilson SWE
27
- 0
Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah MEX
5
POR
5
ARG GRE
5
GER
13
AUS FRA ESP
Ret
GBR
WD
11th 30
United Kingdom Elfyn Evans ITA
6
FIN - 0
11 Belgium Thierry Neuville MON
Ret
SWE
5
MEX
3
POR
17
ARG
5
GRE
3
ITA
2
FIN
2
GER
2
AUS
2
FRA
4
ESP
4
GBR
3
2nd 176
15 Finland Juho Hänninen SWE
6
MEX 15th 8
Netherlands Dennis Kuipers MON POR
Ret
ARG GRE ITA FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR -* 0*
23 Argentina Gabriel Pozzo MON SWE MEX POR ARG
11
GRE ITA FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR -* 0*

Notes:
* Season in progress.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fernandes, Anthony (12 December 2011). "Exclusive: Nasser Al Attiyah to race for Citroen in 2012 World Rally Championship". Sport360.com (Sport360°). Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Draft Entry List – Neste Oil Rally Finland 2012". 10 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Neuville in Qatar for New Zealand". wrc.com (World Rally Championship). 15 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Entry List". 18 October 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  5. ^ M-Sport confirm Østberg for 2013
  6. ^ Evans, David (1 December 2012). "Juho Hanninen set for M-Sport Ford WRC switch after Skoda exit". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Novikov and Neuville join Qatar M-Sport quartet for 2013". M-Sport.co.uk (Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team). 15 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

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