Watch WRC Rally Sweden 2014 Highlights

Catch up on the snow-filled WRC action from the 2014 Rally Sweden
By Greg Stuart

Stages 21-24 – Jari-Matti Latvala wins the Rally Sweden

After taking the lead, Jari-Matti Latvala at the Rally Sweden, the Finn threaded his Polo R between the snowbanks to claim his third victory at this rally.

His Norwegian team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen pushed hard but lost valuable time after hitting a snowbank. Third was Mads Ostberg in a Citroen DS3, who also picks up three bonus points for setting the fastest time through the final Power Stage.

Jari-Matti Latvala now leads the WRC standings after round two of 13.

Scroll down to see the action from Rally Sweden.

Stages 16-20 – Plenty of thrills and spills as Latvala looks poised for victory

While many drivers were acquainting themselves with Rally Sweden’s notorious snowbanks, Volkswagen’s Jari-Matti Latvala continued serenely on at the front, looking set to claim his third Rally Sweden victory.

Meanwhile there's a heart-stopping moment as Mads Ostberg comes close to smacking into his sticken Citroen team-mate Kris Meeke.

Stages 12-15 – Snow bound

A day of drama at Rally Sweden as once again the snowbanks win the battle of obstacle vs. rally car. The overnight leader and rally world champion Sebastien Ogier came a cropper early in the morning with Andreas Mikkelsen, Thierry Neuville and Robert Kubica all following suit.

It means Jari-Matti Latvala takes the overnight lead heading into the final day.

Stages 8-11 – Three-Two-One for Volkswagen

A chaotic Friday morning at the 2014 Rally Sweden sees the lead change three times among the Volkswagen drivers after Sebastien Ogier made an unscheduled stop in an snowbank, handing the lead to Andreas Mikkelsen. The Norwegian enjoyed an encounter with a ditch to leave Jari-Matti Latvala leading at lunch.

Stages 3-7 – One-two-three for Volkswagen

Day two of the 2014 Rally Sweden sees Sébastien Ogier take three stage wins to build a 5.8 second lead ahead of overnight leader Andreas Mikkelsen. A further 6.5 second further behind is Jari-Matti Latvala in third place as VW underline their world champion status.

Only Ott Tanak of Estonia, competing in his first WRC event since 2012, looks like getting close: he piloted his Ford Fiesta RS to one stage win and sits just 2.6sec behind Latvala in fourth.

Stages 1-2 – Mikkelsen stars in Karlstad Super Special

A night of duelling rally drivers got the 2014 Rally Sweden off to a thrilling start at the Super Special stage in Karlstad.

In some exciting head-to-head action, Hyundai's Thierry Neuville saw off Citroen's Kris Meeke, while Sebastien Ogier defeated M-Sport's Robert Kubica. But fastest overall was Volkswagen's Norwegian star Andreas Mikkelsen who claimed the overnight lead.

Rally Sweden 2014 Shakedown – Ostberg on top ahead of rally start

Citroen driver Mads Ostberg led the way in the opening action of Rally Sweden, clocking the fastest time on the shakedown stage. But with several drivers opting to take it easy on the 3.99 km Rada stage to preserve their tungsten-spiked snow tires, the Norwegian will be looking for more significant stage wins over the weekend.

Rally Sweden 2014 Preview – How to ride the Swedish snowbanks

Before the rally gets underway, the WRC's finest deliver a crash course on how not to crash at Rally Sweden!

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