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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiWRCfan View Post
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    I mean with current line-up. Not historic ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESTR View Post
    I mean with current line-up. Not historic ones
    Can I choose this Audi S1 built to AP4 spec. that started competing in NZ last year ?
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    Observations from Sweden were Lappi, Suninen the most sideways followed by Ostberg. Paddon varied between neutral/nosy and sideways throughout the weekend. To me Paddon looked like he was struggling with the car most of the weekend to get it positioned right. In saying that some of his passes he was bang on. Breen looked super tidy everytime much like Neuvile and Mikkelsen was also tidy but a bit more aggressive. If I had to rank the cars from rear to nosy I reckon its Toyota, (Ford Citroen), Hyundai. I think Toyota is the only team with all 3 drivers with the correct style for the car. just my thoughts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyoda View Post
    I think Toyota is the only team with all 3 drivers with the correct style for the car. just my thoughts...
    For Latvala at least. It seemed he always struggled with the Polo, maybe also with the Fiesta? Seems like his style benefits from center diff and/or some extra power reserve. With the Polo he often went wide and hit the rear wheel somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    For Latvala at least. It seemed he always struggled with the Polo, maybe also with the Fiesta? Seems like his style benefits from center diff and/or some extra power reserve. With the Polo he often went wide and hit the rear wheel somewhere.
    Maybe the problem was that he was driving active centre diff car for some ten years already before the rule change, so he had trouble adapting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    I'm curious to know about the driving styles and techniques of the current WRC drivers. I hear often hear stuff like "the car does not fit his driving style" or "he has a unique driving style", but no further details

    All that I know is that:

    - Hayden Paddon likes to drive the car "more from the rear"
    - Andreas Mikkelsen does not left foot brake, but Kris Meeke, Craig Breen and Stephane Lefebvre do
    - Sebastien Ogier is great at preserving the tyres

    What else? Supposedly Østberg and Latvala are also very sideways drivers?

    Andreas Mikkelsen does not left foot brake

    Really? Not at all, not even tieing the car. (Sitoa in finnish, dunno better word in english)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mise View Post
    Andreas Mikkelsen does not left foot brake

    Really? Not at all, not even tieing the car. (Sitoa in finnish, dunno better word in english)
    It was just said when he was at Citroen, as the reason he had difficulties in learning the car.

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    How is Tänak, compared to Latvala or Lappi? I just watched Toyotas Rally Sweden pet test videos. Both finns jumped a lot. Many rev limiter during the jump a lot of sideways action. Tänak seems slower. Little jumps, not so sideways...

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    I really doubt in this century a driver can even come close to world class without leftfoot braking.

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