François Delecour


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Remembering WRC Monte Carlo Rally 1991: Delecour's delight and despair

Francois Delecour truly introduced himself to the top flight of the World Rally Championship at the 1991 Monte Carlo Rally with a stunning but ultimately agonising victory fight. TOM HOWARD revisits how the Frenchman came so near yet so far

M-Sport's Fiestas to run retro Delecour-inspired WRC livery in 2020

The M-Sport Ford World Rally Team has unveiled a retro-inspired livery for its World Rally Championship-contending Ford Fiesta WRC at Autosport International

WRC event winner Delecour wants another Porsche rally campaign

Francois Delecour intends to defend his crown in the FIA R-GT Cup for rallying sportscars in 2016

Francois Delecour commits to inaugural R-GT Cup

Francois Delecour has committed to the FIA's new R-GT Cup series for GT cars in the World and European Rally Championships, securing a Porsche 911 drive for the inaugural season

Francois Delecour seals Monte Carlo Rally return with M-Sport

Francois Delecour will return to the Monte Carlo Rally in 2014, two years after he last contested the event

Delecour has no plans following split

Francois Delecour has said that his split with the Mitsubishi team is for the best, although he says that there are aspects of it which have surprised him

SS13, Wellington Dam: Delecour out

Francois Delecour's co-driver Daniel Grataloup has been injured in an accident on the 13th stage of the Rally Australia

Delecour sacrificed for McRae

Francois Delecour's chances of a good result on the Rally Australia have been destroyed after Ford decided to make the Frenchman a sacrificial lamb to Colin McRae's championship bid

Sect. 12, Orien: Delecour pushing hard

Francois Delecour seems to have overcome the prop shaft problem that was affecting his Ford Focus on the first section of the day. Following the delayed Section 10, officials cancelled Section 11 to get the rally back on schedule, and on Section 12, the 112.52km Orien test, Delecour came out tops, beating rally leader Tommi Makinen's time by just under 1m30s

SS12: Inohori 2 Delecour on pace

Francois Delecour's Ford Focus WRC has recovered from its earlier power steering problems, allowing the Frenchman to notch up his fourth stage win on the Acropolis Rally. Delecour's time of 18m13.2s was just two tenths of quicker than second-placed Carlos Sainz over the 23km Inohori stage

SS10, Stiri 1: Delecour again

Francois Delecour took his stage win tally to three on the shortened Stiri 1 test. The Ford driver completed the 3.59km section in 1m57.3s

SS8, Karoutes 1: Two out of two for Delecour

Francois Delecour seems to have fully recovered from his cycling accident on Thursday after taking his second stage win in a row, the 18.89km Karoutes test

SS7, Pavliani 2: Delecour off to a flyer

Francois Delecour got his second day of the Acropolis Rally off to a good start by posting a super quick stage time through the re-run of the 24.45km Pavliani test

Delecour inked in for Deutschland outing

Ford World Rally has decided to send Francois Delecour to the Rally Deutschland after all, allowing Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz to concentrate on the world title fight

SS6, Foini: Delecour at the double

Francois Delecour notched up his second stage win in a row by being fastest on the re-run of the 30.29km Foini test. The Ford driver heads into the second day of the rally just 11 seconds off the top of the leaderboard in third

SS5, Prastio: Delecour wins short dash

Ford's Francois Delecour headed the stage times on Leg 1's shortest timed section, the 11.06km Prastio test. But all eyes are on the overall Cyprus Rally leaderboard as Richard Burns cut the gap on Marcus Gronholm to less than half a second

SS14: Delecour stakes claim to final podium spot

Ford's Francois Delecour may have put the outcome of the battle for third beyond doubt with a crushing fastest time on SS14, Sospel-Le Ballene 2, that looks set to sink Skoda and Armin Schwarz's hopes of a Monte podium.

SS3: Delecour fastest, Auriol still on top

A semblance of normality appears to have returned on the third stage of this year's Monte Carlo Rally with the top ten fastest finishers all in World Rally Cars

Monte build-up: Delecour shakes down Focus

As the Formula 1 fraternity continues to recover from its Christmas excesses, Ford World Rally Team new boy Francois Delecour began putting in the testing miles near the squad's Cumbria HQ

Delecour lands drive with Ford

Francois Delecour will drive for Ford in next season's World Rally Championship.

Delecour's career hinges on Citroen

Citroen appears to be Francois Delecour's last chance of a World Rally Championship drive next year - and he might retire from the sport if he can't strike a deal

Rally shock: Peugeot sacks Delecour

The Peugeot World Rally team sacked mercurial driver Francois Delecour during a furious row between the Frenchman and team director Corrado Provera after the finish of Rally Great Britain in Cardiff

SS15: Burns run close by Delecour

Richard Burns was again fastest through the first stage of the final day of Rally GB, the 18.5-mile Brechfa test. Surprisingly it was Peugeot's French ace Francois Delecour, rather than title rival Marcus Gronholm, who almost pipped him for the fastest time - his 206 just 0.8s slower than the leading Subaru

Delecour just leads at the end of day two

Peugeot drivers Francois Delecour and Gilles Panizzi go into tomorrow's final leg of the Corsica Rally split by just 0.2seconds and clearly up for a major personal battle

NZ Day One: Delecour on top, Burns out of points

Before the start of the New Zealand Rally, Peugeot's Francois Delecour played down suggestions that he was the dark horse for victory. However, once the clocks were running, the mercurial Frenchman was the pace setter, taking the lead on the first stage and hanging on to stay ahead after the eighth and final stage of the day