8th – Dani Sordo
Average poll score out of ten: 5.3
Hyundai i20 WRC
40 points in WRC
6 (out of 13)
Power Stage wins:
After being dropped again by Citroen at the end of 2013, Dani Sordo was thrown a lifeline by Hyundai this season.
Early on, however, he didn't have much luck. Indeed mechanical issues sidelined him in Monte Carlo (while running third after SS4) and in Portugal (again running well, this time in fourth up to SS14) and he then suffered more technical problems in Argentina in only the second stage, before retiring for good on day two in SS7.
Germany, however, proved more fortuitous and he took a fine second, helping the team to a historic 1-2. The Spaniard then concluded his year with a fourth place finish in France and a fifth place finish in Spain.
He will now remain with the team in 2015 and 2016, having inked a new two-year deal that will see him do at least 10 events next season and a full campaign the following one.
In the end you gave Sordo an average mark of 5.3 out of ten, leaving him eighth overall. So do you think that score is about right? Share your opinions simply by clicking on the 'Post your comments' link below.
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Dani Sordo in Crash.net's WRC Driver of the Year vote:
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2013:
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World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2011:
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World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2009:
Crash.net's WRC Driver of the Year 2014 - results so far:
9. Mads Ostberg
10. Robert Kubica
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