Latvala took the lead in the championship with a Swedish victory
Jari-Matti Latvala is the winner of the Swedish Rally, and with the victory, the Finn also took the lead in scoring the World Championship. The Volkswagen racer achieved the second victory for this team with an advantage of 53.6 seconds, and on the podium he was joined in second place by Andreas Mikkelsen, while the third place was won by Norwegian Mads Ostberg with Citroen. For Mikkelsen, these are the first podiums in the World Rally Championship, and for a while he even smiled at a possible win until he slipped into a snow wall this morning and lost twenty seconds. Current world champion Sebastien Ogier picked himself up after Friday’s crash and finished in sixth place. "This is my third victory in this rally, and I have never won the same rally three times in my career," Latvala said after the victory. "