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General information
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Official name: BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Operated by: M-Sport
Headquarters: Dovenby Hall, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Regular drivers
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Car nr 3: Mikko Hirvonen
4: Francois Duval (replacement for Latvala in tarmac rallies)
4: Jari-Matti Latvala
14: Khalid al-Qassimi
Key personnel
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Ford Motorsport Director: Mark Deans
Team principal: Malcolm Wilson
Technical director: Christian Loriaux
Car and tyres
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Car: Ford Focus RS WRC 07
 Ford Focus RS WRC 08
 Note: New car from mid-season onwards
Tyres: Pirelli
Sponsors and partners
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bp, Castrol, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Karcher
Season statistics
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Best results: 1st: Sweden (Jari-Matti Latvala)
 1st: Jordan (Mikko Hirvonen)
 1st: Turkey (Mikko Hirvonen)
 1st: Japan (Mikko Hirvonen)
Rallies contested: 15 (works entries)
WRC starts: 40 (works entries)
Outright wins: 4 (wins to rallies ratio 26.7 %)
Podiums: 18 (podiums to starts ratio 45.0 %)
DNF's: 1 (DNF's to starts ratio 2.5 %)
Stage wins: 99
Points scored: 173 (manufacturer championship)
Avg points per rally: 11.5
Entries
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Monte Carlo  



Sweden  



Mexico  


Argentina  


Jordan  



Sardinia  



Acropolis  



Turkey  


Finland  



Deutschland  



New Zealand  


Catalunya  



Corsica  



Japan  


Great Britain  

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Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  
Khalid al-Qassimi  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  
Khalid al-Qassimi  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  
Khalid al-Qassimi  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  
Khalid al-Qassimi  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  
Khalid al-Qassimi  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  
Khalid al-Qassimi  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  
Khalid al-Qassimi  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Francois Duval  
Khalid al-Qassimi  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Francois Duval  
Khalid al-Qassimi  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  

Mikko Hirvonen  
Jari-Matti Latvala  
Khalid al-Qassimi  
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26th

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5th (4th in manufacturers)
15th (7th in manufacturers)

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2nd

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38th (8th in manufacturers)
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9th (7th in manufacturers)
14th

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2008 Ford drivers
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2008 Ford drivers: Anttila - Latvala - Lehtinen - Hirvonen Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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