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WRC 2011: Extended Video Summary of Sweden Rally

Car-Addicts.com presents for you the extended Swedish Rally summary, the first stage of the 2011 season of the World Rally Championship, won by Ford with Mikko Hirvonen.

Mikko Hirvonen won Sunday’s second consecutive victory in the Rally of Sweden after he won with some emotions in front of the surprising Mads Ostberg, the pilot of the Stobart Ford. In a step unquestionably dominated by the pilots who have competed with the Ford Fiesta RS WRC podium was completed by Jari Matti Latvala, the second pilot of the Ford team. Here it’s the evolution of Ford‘s pilots from all three days in the WRC 2011 Rally of Sweden:

Meanwhile, traditional rivals from Citroen failed to keep pace and managed only a fourth place by Sebastien Ogier, while seven times world champion Sebastien Loeb took only sixth place, mainly because he went first on all the special stages on Friday:
Citroën Racing – WRC 2011 – Rally Sweden – Day 1

Citroën Racing – WRC 2011 – Rally Sweden – Day 2

Citroën Racing – WRC 2011 – Rally Sweden – Day 3

Petter Solberg finished the stage in fifth place, not before being forced to give up driving the last special test after being caught exceeding the legal maximum speed on the road connecting the PS 21 and PS 22. In his place went  Chris Patterson, his co-driver:

Rally Sweden 2011 – Final Results
1.  Mikko Hirvonen        Ford          3h23m56.6s
2.  Mads Ostberg           Ford          + 6.5s
3.  Jari-Matti Latvala    Ford          + 34.0s
4.  Sebastien Ogier        Citroen     + 47.7s
5.  Petter Solberg          Citroen      + 1m31.2s
6.  Sebastien Loeb         Citroen      + 2m30.3s
7.  P-G Andersson          Ford          + 6m22.0s
8.  Kimi Raikkonen        Citroen     + 7m02.3s
9.  Matthew Wilson        Ford          + 10m11.5s
10.  Khalid Al Qassimi  Ford          + 10m31.1s

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