While he was more known early in his career as a top contender in rally, he made an official switch to rallycross in 2013 where he instantly became one of the sport’s most promising stars. He has earned 12 podiums including three victories in the GRC and is consistently a top performer. In early 2017 Subaru Rally Team USA signed Sandell to be the driver behind the wheel of one of the team’s Subaru WRX STI Super Cars along with newly signed driver Chris Atkinson. In his debut season with Subaru, Sandell put SRTUSA on the podium 3 times. In 2018, Patrik landed Subaru onto the overall championship podium with a 3rd place Championship finish in the inaugural season of the Americas Rallycross (ARX) Championship.
Patrik lives in ÅRE, Sweden with his fiancé and his son, Anton. When he isn’t racing, he runs a performance driving school in Sweden (Flat Out Sweden) which is a famous destination for ice driving experience seekers around the world. When he is in the states, you’ll find him hiking or mountain biking in the local mountains before each race.