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  Home > Seasons > Season 2020 > Season statistics
Less wins mean less
As season was cut so short, there were fewer events to win. Thus, it is not surprise that wins were distributed quite evenly. Only two drivers won more than one event, eventual champion Ogier and his team mate who held championship lead before final event Evans. Since both of them drove for Toyota, most manufacturer wins were scored by Japanese marque.

In podium finishes, differences are more marked. Ogier's claim on the title is partly explained by his better podium scoring ratio compared to Evans. Hyundai scored more podiums than their rivals, partly thanks to their practice of rotating drivers best suited to the conditions.
Perfect scoring ratio
Despite finish less often on podium, Evans managed to achieve perfect finish ratio and always on points. Unfortunately for him, despite one retirement during the season, Ogier's lower number of finishes still yielded him better points. Consistency didn't win in 2020.

With few events, there were less DNF's too. Most of these were by M-Sport Fords, whose both lead drivers Suninen and Lappi failed to finish twice. Also Toyota's learning Katsuta retired twice during the season as did Hyundai's longest standing driver Neuville.
Stage wins and rally lead
Despite losing title chances to two retirements, Neuville won more special stages during the season than anyone else though Ogier came very close. Biggest step back was by Tanak, who in 2019 was fastest driver with way more stage wins than his rivals but in 2020 he managed only third of the stage win ratio he enjoyed in previous year.

Toyota's drivers were still leading rallies more often than their rivals, just like their better winning score proves.
Events and entries
With traditionally fastest rally cancelled, in 2020 it was Sweden which had fastest average speed while Turkey was slowest, as it had been before.

With COVID-19 restrictions and FIA's desperation to keep events running, route lengths plummeted. Only two pre-pendemic events of Monte Carlo and Mexico exceeded 300 km marker (though Mexico cancelled it's last day, which isn't reflected in the statistics) while Sweden's route was axed by lack of snow. Latter half of the season saw events that only barely had 220-240 kilometers of stages. No rally sported longer stage than 38 km long Cetibeli in Turkey, which previously had been among longest but outclassed by monster stages of Corsica and Deutschland.

Interestingly, number of competitors weren't that much lower despite the challenging situation. Only Sardinia had some 20 competitors less compared to 2019, other events were relatively stable and new-comer Monza had superb entry with 91 crews. Entries were most often driving Ford, like before but this year most were Italians. This is no wonder as two of the seven events were held in Italy.
Elfyn Evans
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Since there is no clear statistical hero for 2020, let championship hopeful Evans represent twisty nature of the season. Even despite he scored points in every rally, WRC title still eluded him. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window