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General information
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Official name: Ford Repsol
Operated by: M-Sport
Headquarters: Cumbria, United Kingdom
Regular drivers
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Car nr 5: Carlos Sainz
6: Juha Kankkunen (replaced Armin from Argentina onwards)
6: Armin Schwarz (was sacked mid-season)
Key personnel
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Ford Motorsport Director: Martin Whitaker
Team director: Malcolm Wilson
Rally engineer: Marc Amblard
Car and tyres
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Car: Ford Escort WRC
Tyres: Michelin
Sponsors and partners
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Repsol
Season statistics
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Best results: 1st: Acropolis (Carlos Sainz)
 1st: Indonesia (Carlos Sainz)
Rallies contested: 14 (works entries)
WRC starts: 28 (works entries)
Outright wins: 2 (wins to rallies ratio 14.3 %)
Podiums: 13 (podiums to starts ratio 46.4 %)
DNF's: 8 (DNF's to starts ratio 28.6 %)
Stage wins: 81
Points scored: 91 (manufacturer championship)
Avg points per rally: 6.5
Entries
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Monte Carlo  


Sweden  


Safari  


Portugal  


Catalunya  


Corsica  


Argentina  


Acropolis  


New Zealand  


Finland  


Indonesia  


San Remo  


Australia  


Great Britain  
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Carlos Sainz  
Armin Schwarz  

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Carlos Sainz  
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Carlos Sainz  
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Carlos Sainz  
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Juha Kankkunen  

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Juha Kankkunen  
2nd
4th

2nd
6th (5th in manufacturers)

retired (wheel studs)
4th (3rd in manufacturers)

retired (transmission)
3rd (2nd in manufacturers)

10th
retired (transmission)

2nd
9th

retired (engine)
retired (suspension)

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2nd

2nd
3rd

retired (gearbox)
2nd

1st
2nd

4th
6th

retired (cambelt)
withdrew (did not start leg 2)

3rd
2nd
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