15 Feb 08
In January we asked you to send us the question you had always wanted to ask your favourite WRC driver. We said we'd put five of them to the drivers on your behalf.
To be honest, at the time we weren't sure how many questions we'd receive - perhaps none at all. But we needn't have worried. The firstname.lastname@example.org inbox was quickly flooded with mails and we received hundreds of questions from all around the world - so thanks to everybody who wrote in.
As promised, we put five of your questions to the drivers during the Swedish Rally shakedown. You can find the questions and answers below.
That left us with a lot of unanswered questions. So we've had another idea: We are going to expand this feature for Rally Mexico. Next time, one of the WRCTV interviewers will ask your question to the driver on camera - and their answer will be uploaded on the site as a video clip. Depending on how long the answers are we might manage more than five this time too - so get writing!
If you want to take part all you need to do is send your question, your name and the town and country you're from to: email@example.com
We'll post the video clips soon after Rally Mexico. Good luck!
Taryn Lindsay wanted Chris Atkinson to choose his best car chase in a movie, or say what car chase he would most like to replicate.
Chris said: "My favourite car chase? - that's a hard one. It's got to be either 'Gone in 60 Seconds' with the Shelby 350 Mustang or 'Bad Boys 1' with the Porsche 911 Turbo. They're both awesome cars, the driving is pretty cool, and I'd have loved to have done them myself. They're definitely both chases it would be cool to be in - if I knew I wouldn't get caught!"
Elvan Erdemir wanted to know more about Mikko Hirvonen's taste in music: "Does he really like Linkin Park, Green Day and Limp Bizkit?" he asked.
"Yeah, actually I do," said Mikko. "I like all three of them about the same amount, so I couldn't say which one is my absolute favourite, but a mix of all three is what I like listening to most. I suppose you could describe my musical taste as 'heavy' so I like lots of other similar bands too - not just recent stuff. I have an I-pod in my car at home full of music from bands like AC/DC and Metallica, so there's usually a pretty random assortment playing when I'm driving."