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The past lessons Toyota must heed in the WRC title race
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The past lessons Toyota must heed in the WRC title race

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Tommi Makinen has a potentially awkward dilemma on his hands as the 2020 WRC reaches its business end, with Toyota's team leader playing catch-up to its number two and pressure from Hyundai in the manufacturers' complicating matters further.

In every discipline of motorsport, a successful team needs a star performer around whom everyone flits like pilot fish accompanying a great white shark - and that includes their teammates.

Sporting purity is a lofty ambition, but drivers who take points off each other are bad for business. Michael Schumacher needed an Eddie Irvine or Rubens Barrichello alongside him in Ferrari's F1 pomp, just as Sebastien Loeb's WRC dominance for Citroen owed much to the work of Dani Sordo.

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