The 'spoilt kid' who lost it all and fought back

The 'spoilt kid' who lost it all and fought back

Once seen as a spoilt kid, Andreas Mikkelsen lost everything and was involved in a tragic accident. But he's battled back from the brink and deserves his WRC success, reckons DAVID EVANS

Andreas Mikkelsen's legs were shaking for the last few hundred metres of last week's Rally Sweden. He couldn't stop them. He didn't want to. He'd waited a long time for this. And now the time was here. A World Rally Championship podium was waiting.

Predictably, there was plenty of emotion at the finish. Granted, it wasn't the win it very well might have been, but it was still a massive, massive result.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c