The 2010 Rally Sweden was the opening round of the 2010 World Rally Championship. It was run from the 12th to the 14th of February. The rally was won by the BP Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen who won by 42.3 seconds from the reigning champion Sebastien Loeb. The SWRC class was won by Per-Gunnar Andersson in his Skoda Fabia S2000. The PWRC class was won by Patrik Flodin in his Group N Subaru Impresa. This rally saw the first WRC appearance of Kimi Raikkonen, who took a year's sabbatical from Formula 1 to compete for the Citroen Junior Team. Also competing was Marcus Gronholm, who returned driving for the Stobart VK Ford Team. However, both hit major problems and were out of the top 20.

Rally Sweden Results Edit

Pos. Driver Car Time
1 Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus 0.0
2 Sebastien Loeb Citroen C4 42.3
3 Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus 1.15.4
4 Dani Sordo Citroen C4 2.41.6
5 Sebastien Ogier Citroen C4 4.15.3
6 Henning Solberg Ford Focus 5.23.4
7 Matthew Wilson Ford Focus 7.53.9
8 Mads Ostberg Subaru Impresa 9.22.2
9 Petter Solberg Citroen C4 10.17.5
10 Per Gunnar Andersson Skoda Fabia S2000 12.08.9

Driver's Standings After Round 1Edit

Pos. Driver Swe Points
1 Mikko Hirvonen 25 25 pts
2 Sebastien Loeb 20 18 pts
3 Jari-Matti Latvala 15 15 pts
4 Dani Sordo 12 12 pts
5 Sebastien Ogier 10 10 pts
6 Henning Solberg 8 8 pts
7 Matthew Wilson 6 6 pts
8 Mads Ostberg 4 4 pts
9 Petter Solberg 2 2 pts
10 P-G Andersson 1 1 pt

Manufacterer's Standings After Round 1Edit

Pos. Team Swe Points
1 BP Ford Abu Dhabi Team 40 40 pts
2 Citroen Total Team 30 30 pts
3= Citroen Junior Team 14 14 pts
3= Stobart VK- Ford Team 14 14 pts

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