The Deep Sadness Of Volkswagen's Last Rally Winner

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.

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He’s there! He wants to check out the cars! Won’t someone let him drive a car?

Mikkelsen was linked with a team who wanted to run Volkswagen’s developed, but un-raced 2017 rally car, but those plans never came to fruition. The two other Volkswagen drivers, Jari-Matti Latvala and Sébastien Ogier, both found drives for this year, leaving Mikkelsen all alone.

Perhaps Mikkelsen should’ve set this to that sad Sarah McLachlan song. Someone, anyone: adopt a sad, lonely rally driver today.

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Stef Schrader

Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.