Carlos Sainz – 15 wins
King Carlos tops this list, as an educated guess from any serious rally fan would attest. The Spaniard began with a Celica GT-4 (ST165) in 1989, taking three podium finishes. For 1990, the winning habit began – he took four victories, four seconds and a third to clinch his first drivers’ world title. Five more wins followed in 1991, although he only managed second in the points. A move up to the ST185-spec Celica Turbo 4WD for ’92 brought four more wins and a second title. Sainz then spent five years elsewhere, returning to Toyota in 1998 to give the Corolla WRC a debut win in Monte Carlo. He followed that up with a 15th and final victory for Toyota in New Zealand that year.
1990 – Acropolis, New Zealand, Finland, Great Britain
1991 – Monte Carlo, Portugal, Corsica, New Zealand, Argentina
1992 – Safari, New Zealand, Catalunya, Great Britain
1998 – Monte Carlo, New Zealand