One of the biggest travesties of the Volkswagen World Rally Championship team shutting down was that it left its very last rally winner, Andreas Mikkelsen, without a ride for 2017. His more experienced teammates Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala easily landed on other teams, but Mikkelsen was out of top-level…
There’s nothing worse than watching a race you should be racing in, but aren’t. Behold, the infinite sadness that has befallen the winner of Volkswagen’s very last race in the World Rally Championship, Andreas Mikkelsen.
It sounded like Volkswagen’s ultra-dominant World Rally Championship team would be able to end their final season in the sport on a high note because, well, they usually win. While most of their wins are thanks to rally whiz Sébastien Ogier, today at Rally Australia, it was Andreas Mikkelsen’s turn.
As we’ve seen in Formula One, sincere effort and hard work doesn’t always lead to the top spot on the podium. When this WRC driver finally got there this past weekend, his emotions showed nothing but pure grace and satisfaction.
Factory VW-driver Andreas Mikkelsen and Alpine Skiing Olympic Champion Aksel Lund Svindal has a lot in common. Mikkelsen were once a talented skier himself, and Svindal is trying out racing this year. Both compete at high speed. They’re also sponsored by Redbull, so a video with both just had to be made!
This is what a complete strut tower failure looks like. Or, you know, what it would look like if your suspension did its best Alien chest burster impression.
Are you looking for a new summer party jam, but you can’t find anything that specifically references your favorite Norwegian World Rally Championship driver? Do I have a single for you!
Volkswagen World Rally Championship driver Andreas Mikkelsen tried his hand at golf the other day, and ended up in the trees. Perhaps he should stick to rally?
Winter rallies pose another challenge that you may not think of: everything is white. Driving into the sun is bad enough. Driving into the sun surrounded by blindingly white snow is a whole 'nother problem. Watch World Rally Championship driver Andreas Mikkelsen do it right.