Thursday | 16 Apr 2020

Round of 16 - Sainz v Mikkola. Vote now!

Voting in the round of 16 of the WRC Greatest Driver, presented by Pirelli, reaches its penultimate day of voting, as Carlos Sainz takes on Hannu Mikkola.

On the penultimate day of Round of 16 voting, Spain's only entrant Carlos Sainz, meets Finland's Hannu Mikkola.

Voting is open for 24 hours, closing at 10:00 CET on Friday 17 April. The Round of 16 results will be revealed on Saturday 18 April, at the completion of the round.

Carlos Sainz
Nationality: Spanish
Manufacturers: Ford, Toyota, Lancia, Subaru, Citroën
WRC starts: 196
WRC titles: 2
WRC wins: 26
WRC podiums: 97

Carlos Sainz is one of the WRC’s most consistent performers. El Matador won 26 rallies and claimed two titles, but also finished second or third in the championship on a remarkable nine occasions. He finished on the podium in almost half the rallies in which he competed. Sainz left nothing to chance in his rally preparations and his attention to detail was astonishing.


Hannu Mikkola
Nationality: Finnish
Manufacturers: Ford, Fiat, Opel, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Mazda, Subaru
WRC starts: 123
WRC titles: 1
WRC wins: 18
WRC podiums: 44

Hannu Mikkola was part of the great generation of Finns who held the WRC title in an iron grip through much of the 1980s. He was synonymous with throwing a two-wheel drive Ford Escort sideways at remarkable angles, but claimed his only title in an Audi Quattro in 1983. He shares the record for Rally Finland wins with Marcus Grönholm – both have seven victories.

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