Rnd 2 - WRC Sweden Feb 12-15
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First run in 1950 when it was called the Rally to the Midnight Sun as it was held in summer. It became a winter event in 1965.
It featured in the inaugural championship in 1973 and has been dominated by Scandinavians, who won every year until 2004 when Sebastien Loeb broke the mould. Sebastien Ogier is the only other ‘outsider’ to win.
Stig Blomqvist and Marcus Gr?nholm top the roll of honour with five wins each.
What’s new for 2015
While Friday’s territory will be familiar to drivers, about 20 per cent of the icy action will be new compared to last year.
The rally returns to its traditional Thursday to Sunday schedule after moving forward 24 hours in 2014 due to a clash with the Winter Olympic Games.