Jonas Andersson

A WRC stalwart. Andersson hopes to pass on his knowledge to M-Sport Ford hotshot Gus Greensmith in 2022.

The story so far

Andersson began his rally career in 2002, co-driving for fellow Swede Per-Gunnar Andersson (no relation) in a Renault Clio RS.

He made his WRC debut the same year in Sweden where he netted a class win alongside Andersson. 

The pair upgraded to a S1600-specification Clio the following year and contested more WRC events in Italy, Finland, Spain and Britain. Suzuki offered them a place aboard their Ignis S1600 car for the 2004 Junior WRC, which they won at their first attempt.

Two more Junior WRC seasons with Suzuki followed without success, but they retook the crown in 2007 with a Swift S1600. Their reward was a full-time position at Suzuki World Rally Team in 2008 with an SX4 World Rally Car.

Following a disappointing maiden season in the WRC’s top flight, Andersson was snapped up by Norwegian driver Mads Østberg. They were together for seven seasons and Andersson’s first and only WRC rally win came in Portugal in 2012 with M-Sport Ford.  

After parting ways with Østberg, Andersson joined Pontus Tidemand for a WRC2 assault in 2016. They missed out on the win that year, but secured the title in 2017 with a Škoda Fabia R5.

He joined Ole Christian Veiby on WRC2 rounds in 2019, 2020 and early 2021 before hooking up with Greensmith for the final round in Italy. He will co-drive for the Briton during a full programme with the Puma squad in 2022.

 

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