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Old 11-21-2010, 07:53 AM   #1
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The end of an era, Ford Focus WRC 1999-2010 - A pictorial history.

2010 Marks the end of the twelve year career of the Ford Focus WRC in the World Rally Championship. The Focus won rallies in nearly every season it was campaigned in (2005 being the off year). Racking up 44 wins, 142 podium positions and 2 Manufacturers championships and were runners up seven times. Ulitmately though a Ford driver never won the drivers title, but were runners up six years.

1999

Fourth in Manufacturers Championship - 37 pts.

Colin McRae (Gbr) - 6th - 23 pts.
Thomas Rådström (Swe) - 13th - 6pts.
Simon Jean-Joseph (Fra).

2x 1st - Safari, Portugal.
1x 3rd.








2000

Second in Manufacturers Championship - 91pts.

Carlos Sainz (Esp) - 3rd - 46 pts.
Colin McRae (Gbr) - 4th - 43 pts.

3x 1st - Catalunya, Acropolis, Cyprus.
5x 2nd.
5x 3rd.
















2001

Second in Manufacturers Championship - 86 pts.

Colin McRae (Gbr) - 2nd - 42 pts.
Carlos Sainz (Esp) - 6th - 33 pts.

3x 1st - Argentina, Cyprus, Acropolis,
3x 2nd.
4x 3rd.








2002

Second in Manufacturers Championship - 104.

Carlos Sainz (Esp) - 3rd - 36 pts.
Colin McRae (Gbr) - 4th - 35 pts.
Markko Märtin (Est) - 9th 20 pts.

3x 1st - Argentina, Acropolis, Safari.
1x 2nd.
5x 3rd.


















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2003

Fourth in Manufacturers Championship - 93 pts.

Markko Märtin (Est) - 5th - 49 pts.
Francois Duval (Bel) - 9th - 30 pts.
Mikko Hirvonen (Fin) - 17th - 3 pts.

2x 1st - Acropolis, Finland.
4x 3rd.














2004

Second in Manufacturers Championship - 143 pts.

Markko Märtin (Est) - 3rd - 79 pts.
Francois Duval (Bel) - 6th - 53 pts.
Janne Tuohino (Fin) - 9th - 16 pts.

3x 1st - Mexico, Tour de Corse, Catalunya.
5x 2nd.
6x 3rd.











2005

Third in Manufacturers Championship - 104 pts.

Toni Gardemeister (Fin) - 4th - 58 pts.
Roman Kresta (Cze) - 8th - 29 pts.
Henning Solberg (Nor) - 14th - 9 pts.
Antony Warmbold (Ger) - 18th - 6 pts.
Daniel Solà (Esp) - 23rd - 2 pts.

3x 2nd.
1x 3rd.











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First in Manufacturers Championship - 195 pts.

Marcus Grönholm (Fin) - 2nd - 111 pts
Mikko Hirvonen (Fin) - 3rd - 65 pts

8x 1st - Monte Carlo, Sweden, Acropolis, Finland, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain.
6x 2nd.
6x 3rd.















2007

First in Manufacturers Championship - 212 pts.

Marcus Grönholm (Fin) - 2nd - 112 pts
Mikko Hirvonen (Fin) - 3rd - 99 pts
Khalid Al-Qassimi (UAE)

8x 1st - Sweden, Norway, Sardinia, Acropolis, Finland, New Zealand.
7x 2nd.
7x 3rd.











2008

Second in Manufacturers Championship - 173 Pts.

Mikko Hirvonen (Fin) - 2nd - 103 pts
Jari-Matti Latvala (Fin) - 4th - 58 pts.
Khalid Al-Qassimi (UAE)

4x 1st - Sweden, Jordan, Turkey, Japan.
8x 2nd.
5x 3rd.













2009

Second in Manufacturers Championship - 140 Pts.

Mikko Hirvonen (Fin) - 2nd - 92 pts
Jari-Matti Latvala (Fin) - 4th - 41 pts.
Khalid Al-Qassimi (UAE) - 12th - 6 pts.

5x 1st- Sardinia, Acropolis, Poland, Finland, Australia.
5x 2nd.
5x 3rd.











2010.

Second in Manufacturers Championship - 140 Pts.

Jari-Matti Latvala (Fin) - 2nd - 171 pts.
Mikko Hirvonen (Fin) - 6th - 126 pts
Khalid Al-Qassimi (UAE) - 12th - 12 pts.

3x 1st - Sweden, New Zealand, Finland.
1x 2nd.
4x 3rd.










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Old 11-21-2010, 09:10 AM   #4
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That's sad. I'm really going to miss seeing the Focus in the WRC. Great review in pics.
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The WRC Focus in the old Colin McRae Rally videogames helped me choose to buy my Focus in the first place! I love those pics.
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Cool post. I used to love watching the WRC back in the early 2000s.
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Very awesome post... Im set on computer backgrounds for awhile. lol
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Great post.
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Awesome info there man, and great pictures. But what is replacing it? Fiesta?
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^^Yes.

Great write up. Lots of time spent on this thread. Thanks
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