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Tanak equals Toyota
2019 was Tanak's year in every respect. He scored most wins of the season which incidentally were also all wins that Toyota was able to score and being the winningest team of the season.

Tanak also scored more podiums than his title rivals. It's interesting to note that previously so dominant Ogier failed to win as often as he had been able to but he still managed to finish on podium almost as often as Tanak. Hyundai's larger driver pool allowed them to claim more podium finishes than title rival Toyota, thus outclassing them in championship race despite having scored less outright wins.
Making a point
It has become sort of a tradition in the current WRC that to be a champion, you need a perfect or near-perfect scoring ratio. In 2019, Tanak and Ogier both were able to score points from every rally and third title contender Neuville failed to score only once. All in all, this is amazing performance.

In retirements, Citroen's Lappi singlehandedly scored all of the team's four non-finishes, a stark contrast to Ogier's aforementioned perfect scoring record.
Stage winner and rally leader
Top three on stage wins is almost identical to previous year. Tanak won more stages than anyone else and his score, 73 stages, is almost identical to his score in 2018. Same applies to Neuville with 41 stages while Ogier is third but his scored dropped significantly from previous year.

More reflective category of Tanak's dominance is stages where he held rally lead. This record jumped to whopping 47,3%, up from last year but more importantly it's over three times as much as the next nearest driver, Ogier. All in all, Toyota held lead for over half of the WRC stages this year.
Events and entries
In average speeds, old truths held true. Fastest events were Finland and Sweden, slowest Turkey and Sardinia.

Rally distance shrunk again, mostly due to there being fewer stages than in previous years. But also longest stages were shorter, in 2019 season no stage exceeded 50 kilometers in length.

Fastest stages, as fastest rallies, were in Finland and Sweden except one - Deutschland hosted 8th fastest stage in 2019 WRC with average speed of 123.69 kph.

Ford and Skoda, both very popular in lower category cars, were the most numerous makes during the season. French were again the most numerous nationality amongst the crews but number of Italians jumped, now being the second most common nationality.
Ott Tanak
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As predicted last year, 2019 was Tanak's season both in championship terms and in most statistical categories. It could have been even better as he lost one win in Sardinia, his 100th WRC start, due to Toyota's technical problems. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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