WRC »

Your World Rally Driver of the Year: 10th

You vote Mikko Hirvonen tenth in Crash.net's World Rally Driver of the Year poll.

Your Top 10 World Rally Drivers of the Year 2011:
10: Mikko Hirvonen

Nationality: Finnish
Team: Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Car: Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Championship position: 2nd
Points: 214 points (average tally per event: 16.46)
Events: 13 (out 13)
Wins: 2
Podiums: 8 (in total)
Points finishes: 12
Stage wins: 37
Power Stage wins: 3


Mikko Hirvonen may have took the championship fight to the wire, just like he did in 2009, but that wasn't enough to impress you and he finishes only tenth in our World Rally Driver of the Year vote, polling an average mark of 6.53 out of 10.

The Finn secured two victories during 2011, coming out top in Sweden and Australia.

He also took second place finishes in Mexico, Sardinia, Argentina and Spain and in the end scored points (and finished in the top-four) in every single event, bar Rally GB, the crucial season decider.

His off in Wales proved very costly however, and ended his - and Ford's - title hopes, although admittedly he was only still in contention after his team-mate, Jari-Matti Latvala, had gifted him places in Australia, France and Spain.

Not a vintage year for the 31-year-old, even by his own admissions and it remains to be seen how he will do in 2012, now that he has left Ford to line-up alongside eight-time WRC champion, Sebastien Loeb at Citroen.

What are your thoughts on how Hirvonen performed in 2011? Share your opinions simply by clicking on the 'Post your comments' link below.

Also, don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who has been ranked in ninth place.


Past vote results for Hirvonen:

Top 10 World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2010: 10th
Top 10 World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2009: 2nd
Top 10 World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2008: 2nd


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC,  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC,  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC,  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Podium Rally Sweden, Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC,  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC,  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC,  BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.