2013 Rally de Portugal

The 2013 Rally de Portugal was the fourth round of the 2013 World Rally Championship season. The event was based in Faro, Portugal, and started on 11 April and was concluded on 14 April after fifteen special stages, totaling 387 competitive kilometres, including a street stage in Lisbon on 12 April.

Report

Before the rally

The rally was preceded by the "Fafe Rally Sprint", a single-stage exhibition event run over the famous Fafe stages in the country's north which was won by Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT driver Dani Sordo.[1] Dani Sordo won the rally's qualifying stage (5 km) and elected to run thirteenth (last WRC) on the road as a result. His strategy was followed by all competitors, resulting in an inverted starting order for the rally's first day.

Entry list

Thirteen World Rally Cars were entered into the event, as were twenty entries in the newly formed WRC-2 championship for cars built to Group N and Super 2000 regulations and nine WRC-3 entries. There was also ten entries in the debut of the Junior WRC.[2]

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
2 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC M
3 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC Spain Dani Sordo Spain Carlos del Barrio Citroën DS3 WRC M
4 United Kingdom Qatar M-Sport WRT WRC Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
5 United Kingdom Qatar M-Sport WRT WRC Russia Evgeny Novikov Austria Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
6 United Kingdom Qatar World Rally Team WRC Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport WRC Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
8 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport WRC France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
9 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport II WRC Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Finland Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
10 France Abu Dhabi Citroën Total WRT WRC United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi United Kingdom Scott Martin Citroën DS3 WRC M
11 United Kingdom Qatar World Rally Team WRC Belgium Thierry Neuville Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
12 Italy Lotos Team WRC WRC Poland Michał Kościuszko Poland Mini John Cooper Works WRC D
15 United Kingdom Qatar World Rally Team WRC Netherlands Dennis Kuipers Belgium Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
21 Czech Republic Jipocar Czech National Team WRC Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Ford Fiesta RS WRC D
31 Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport WRC-2 Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Škoda Fabia S2000 M
32 Germany Škoda Auto Deutschland WRC-2 Germany Sepp Wiegand Germany Škoda Fabia S2000 M
36 United Arab Emirates WRC-2 United Arab Emirates Germany Škoda Fabia S2000 D
37 Italy Lorenzo Bertelli WRC-2 Italy Lorenzo Bertelli Italy Subaru Impreza WRX STi M
40 Kazakhstan Arman Smailov WRC-2 Kazakhstan Arman Smailov Russia Subaru Impreza WRX STi M
41 Peru Nicolàs Fuchs WRC-2 Peru Nicolàs Fuchs Argentina Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X D
45 Spain WRC-2 Spain Spain Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X M
46 Italy WRC-2 Italy Italy Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
48 Qatar WRC-2 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Republic of Ireland Ford Fiesta RRC M
49 Ukraine Mentos Ascania Racing WRC-2 Ukraine Oleksiy Kikireshko Estonia Mini John Cooper Works S2000 P
50 Ukraine Mentos Ascania Racing WRC-2 Ukraine Valeriy Gorban Ukraine Mini John Cooper Works S2000 P
51 France Sébastien Chardonnet WRC-3 France Sébastien Chardonnet France Citroën DS3 R3T M
52 France Quentin Gilbert WRC-3 France Quentin Gilbert France Citroën DS3 R3T P
53 France Saintéloc Racing WRC-3 United Kingdom United Kingdom Citroën DS3 R3T P
56 Switzerland WRC-3 Switzerland Italy Citroën DS3 R3T P
57 Switzerland WRC-3 Switzerland Switzerland Marco Menchini Citroën DS3 R3T P
58 Germany ADAC Team Weser-Ems WRC-3 Germany Belgium Citroën DS3 R3T P
59 France Bryan Bouffier WRC-3 France Bryan Bouffier France Citroën DS3 R3T P
60 United Kingdom Citroën Belfast WRC-3 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin United Kingdom Citroën DS3 R3T P
61 France Saintéloc Racing WRC-3 Italy Italy Citroën DS3 R3T P
71 Jordan WRC-2 Jordan Lebanon Ford Fiesta RRC M
72 Argentina WRC-2 Argentina Argentina Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X D
73 Russia WRC-2 Russia Italy Škoda Fabia S2000 M
74 Poland Robert Kubica WRC-2 Poland Robert Kubica Poland Citroën DS3 RRC M
75 United Kingdom Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team WRC-2 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta RRC M
76 Indonesia WRC-2 Indonesia Italy Ford Fiesta RRC M
77 Italy Top Run SRL WRC-2 Argentina Marcos Ligato Argentina Subaru Impreza WRX STi M
78 Italy WRC-2 Italy Italy Ford Fiesta RRC M
79 Republic of Ireland Robert Barrable WRC-2 Republic of Ireland Robert Barrable United Kingdom Ford Fiesta S2000 D
100 Estonia Sander Pärn J-WRC Estonia Sander Pärn Estonia Ford Fiesta R2 H
102 Sweden Pontus Tidemand J-WRC Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2 H
103 Slovakia J-WRC Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Ford Fiesta R2 H
104 Finland J-WRC Finland Finland Ford Fiesta R2 H
105 Spain J-WRC Spain Spain Ford Fiesta R2 H
106 Turkey J-WRC Turkey Turkey Ford Fiesta R2 H
107 Switzerland J-WRC Switzerland France Ford Fiesta R2 H
108 Finland J-WRC Finland Finland Ford Fiesta R2 H
109 Norway Marius Aasen J-WRC Norway Marius Aasen Norway Ford Fiesta R2 H
110 Spain J-WRC Spain Spain Ford Fiesta R2 H
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship
J-WRC Registered to take part in
Junior WRC championship

Results

Event standings

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall Classification
1. France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC 4:07:38.7 0.0 28
2. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:08:36.9 58.2 18
3. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC 4:11:43.2 4:04.5 16
4. Russia Evgeny Novikov Austria Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:13:06.4 5:27.7 12
5. Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Italy Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:15:22.2 7:43.5 10
6. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Finland Volkswagen Polo R WRC 4:17:18.5 9:39.8 8
7. Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:22:42.9 15:04.2 6
8. Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:23:22.3 15:43.6 6
9. United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi United Kingdom Scott Martin Citroën DS3 WRC 4:23:35.6 15:56.9 2
10. (1. WRC-2) Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Škoda Fabia S2000 4:23:59.7 16:21.0 1
WRC-2
1. (10.) Finland Esapekka Lappi Finland Janne Ferm Škoda Fabia S2000 4:23:59.7 0:00.0 25
2. (11.) Republic of Ireland Robert Barrable United Kingdom Ford Fiesta S2000 4:35:36.2 11:36.5 18
3. (14.) Germany Sepp Wiegand Germany Škoda Fabia S2000 4:39:02.8 15:03.1 15
4. (15.) Peru Nicolàs Fuchs Argentina Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 4:43:25.5 19:25.8 12
5. (16.) Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Republic of Ireland Ford Fiesta RRC 4:45:33.1 21:33.4 10
6. (19.) Poland Robert Kubica Poland Citroën DS3 RRC 4:47:10.9 23:11.2 8
7. (22.) Italy Italy Ford Fiesta RRC 4:50:36.1 26:36.4 6
8. (23.) United Kingdom Elfyn Evans United Kingdom Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta RRC 4:53:11.1 29:11.4 4
9. (24.) Argentina Argentina Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:55:24.3 31:24.6 2
10. (25.) Kazakhstan Arman Smailov Russia Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:58:52.5 34:52.8 1
WRC-3
1. (13.) France Bryan Bouffier France Citroën DS3 R3T 4:38:52.5 0:00.0 25
2. (20.) France Sébastien Chardonnet France Citroën DS3 R3T 4:48:59.1 10:06.6 18
3. (26.) France Quentin Gilbert France Citroën DS3 R3T 5:04:43.8 25:51.3 15
4. (28.) United Kingdom United Kingdom Citroën DS3 R3T 5:04:43.8 25:51.3 12
5. (31.) Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin United Kingdom Citroën DS3 R3T 5:04:43.8 25:51.3 10
6. (32.) Italy Italy Citroën DS3 R3T 5:04:43.8 25:51.3 8
Junior WRC
1. Sweden Pontus Tidemand Norway Ola Fløene Ford Fiesta R2 3:01:23.6 0.0 30
2. Spain Spain Ford Fiesta R2 3:03:50.5 2:26.9 20
3. Spain Spain Ford Fiesta R2 3:04:34.3 3:10.7 17
4. Finland Finland Ford Fiesta R2 3:06:51.5 5:27.9 12
5. Slovakia Martin Koči Czech Republic Ford Fiesta R2 3:07:21.5 5:57.9 10
6. Norway Marius Aasen Norway Ford Fiesta R2 3:11:10.1 9:46.5 9
7. Finland Finland Ford Fiesta R2 3:12:46.6 11:23.0 6
8. Estonia Sander Pärn Estonia Ford Fiesta R2 3:34:32.1 33:08.5 4
^† – The Junior WRC features only the first 11 stages of the rally.

Special stages

Day Stage Name Length Winner Time Rally leader
Leg 1
(12 Abr)
SS1 Mu 1 20.32 km France Sébastien Ogier 12:36.4 France Sébastien Ogier
SS2 Ourique 1 18.32 km Norway Mads Østberg 10:42.7 Norway Mads Østberg
SS3 Mu 2 20.32 km Spain Dani Sordo 12:31.4 France Sébastien Ogier
SS4 Ourique 2 18.32 km Spain Dani Sordo 10:36.1
SS5 SSS Lisboa 3,27 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 2:53.6
Leg 2
(13 Abr)
SS6 Santana da Serra 1 31.12 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 22:13.2
SS7 Vascão 1 25.37 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 16:14.9
SS8 Loulé 1 22.78 km France Sébastien Ogier 15:23.4
SS9 Santana da Serra 2 31.12 km France Sébastien Ogier 22:02.7
SS10 Vascão 2 25.37 km France Sébastien Ogier 16:08.2
SS11 Loulé 2 22.78 km France Sébastien Ogier 15:18.4
Leg 3
(14 Abr)
SS12 Silves 1 21.52 km Norway Mads Østberg 12:05.0
SS13 Almodôvar 1 52.30 km Norway Mads Østberg 33:05.2
SS14 Silves 2 21.52 km Norway Mads Østberg 11:56.1
SS15 Almodôvar 2 (Power Stage) 52.30 km France Sébastien Ogier 32:39.7

Power Stage

The "Power stage" was a 5,230 km (3,250 mi) stage at the end of the rally.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Points
1 France Sébastien Ogier 32:39.7 0.000 3
2 Norway Mads Østberg 32:43.0 +3.3 2
3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 32:44.5 +4.9 1

Notable retirements

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Cause
SS3 4 Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson United Kingdom Qatar M-Sport WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC Crash

Championship standings after the event

FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 France Sébastien Ogier 2 11 11 11 102
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 4 17 2 2 48
3 France Sébastien Loeb 1 2 43
4 Norway Mads Østberg 6 33 112 82 32
5 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ret 42 163 33 31
6 Spain Dani Sordo 3 Ret 4 12 27
7 Belgium Thierry Neuville Ret 5 3 18 25
8 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 5 5 20
9 Czech Republic Martin Prokop 7 7 9 7 20
10 Russia Evgeny Novikov Ret 9 10 4 15
11 France Bryan Bouffier 5 13 10
12 Finland Juho Hänninen Ret 6 8
13 Australia Chris Atkinson 6 8
14 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 6 8
15 United States Ken Block 7 6
16 Germany Sepp Wiegand 8 13 14 4
17 Norway Henning Solberg 8 4
18 Mexico Benito Guerra WD 8 4
19 Switzerland Olivier Burri 9 2
20 United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi Ret 9 2
21 Poland Michał Kościuszko 10 14 Ret Ret 1
22 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi 10 WD 1
23 Finland Esapekka Lappi Ret 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Notes:
1 2 3 – Indicate position on Power Stage

FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport 7 Ret 4 10 3 121
8 2 1 1 1
2 France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team 1 1 2 107
2 4 9 2 2
3 4 9
3 United Kingdom Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team[N 1] 4 5 3 9 7 55
5 Ret 7 8 4
4 United Kingdom Qatar World Rally Team 6 Ret 5 36
11 Ret 5 3 10
5 France Abu Dhabi Citroën Total World Rally Team 10 3 Ret 6 8 27
6 Czech Republic Jipocar Czech National Team 21 6 7 6 22
7 Italy Lotos Team WRC[N 2] 12 6 8 Ret Ret 12
8 Germany Volkswagen Motorsport II 9 5 10
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

WRC2 Drivers' championship

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 Germany Sepp Wiegand 1 3 3 55
2 Peru Nicolás Fuchs 5 2 4 40
3 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov 3 4 5 37
4 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari 1 5 35
5 Mexico Ricardo Triviño 5 7 3 31
6 Germany Armin Kremer 2 4 30
7 Saudi Arabia Yazeed Al-Rajhi 1 25
8 Finland Esapekka Lappi Ret 1 25
9 Norway Anders Grøndal 2 18
10 Republic of Ireland Robert Barrable 2 18
12 United Arab Emirates 4 8 Ret 16
13 Kazakhstan Arman Smailov 6 10 9
14 Poland Robert Kubica 6 8
15 Italy 7 6
16 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans 8 4
17 Spain 9 Ret 2
18 Argentina 9 2
19 Czech Republic Martin Hudec 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

WRC3 Drivers' Championship

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 France Sébastien Chardonnet 1 2 43
2 France Bryan Bouffier 1 25
3 France Quentin Gilbert WD 3 15
4 United Kingdom 4 12
5 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin 5 10
6 Italy 6 8
 — France Ret 0
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
GRE
Greece
ITA
Italy
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Junior WRC Drivers' Championship

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers, and one point for winning a stage. Five best results of the season are counted towards the final score.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  Stage win
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1 1

Drivers' championship

Pos. Driver POR
Portugal
GRE
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
1 Sweden Pontus Tidemand 1 5 30
2 Spain 2 2 20
3 Spain 3 2 17
4 Finland 4 12
5 Slovakia Martin Koči 5 10
6 Norway Marius Aasen 6 1 9
7 Finland 7 6
8 Estonia Sander Pärn 8 4
NC Turkey Ret 0
NC Switzerland Ret 0
Pos. Driver POR
Portugal
GRE
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
Notes
  • 1 refers to the number of stages won, where a bonus point is awarded per stage win.

Co-drivers' championship

Pos. Co-driver POR
Portugal
GRE
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
1 Norway Ola Fløene 1 5 30
2 Spain 2 2 20
3 Spain 3 2 17
4 Finland 4 12
5 Czech Republic 5 10
6 Norway 6 1 9
7 Finland 7 6
8 Estonia 8 4
NC France Ret 0
NC Turkey Ret 0
Pos. Co-driver POR
Portugal
GRE
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
Points
Notes
  • 1 refers to the number of stages won, where a bonus point is awarded per stage win.

References

  1. ^ Dani Sordo vence Fafe Rally Sprint – Autosapo.pt
  2. ^ "Rally de Portugal Entries". ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b "2013 FIA World Rally Championship For Manufacturers — List of Entrants". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 13 January 2013. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  1. ^ Following Ford's withdrawal from the category as a manufacturer team, the FIA recognised Qatar M-Sport as the de facto manufacturer team, subjecting them to the same rules as other manufacturer teams.[3]
  2. ^ Although Lotos Team WRC is recognised by the FIA as a manufacturer team, only their best eight results from thirteen rallies will be counted towards the team's final points tally.[3]