With Sebastien Loeb as a team-mate, taking the headlines is a difficult task, but Dani Sordo produced a solid performance in 2009 to play a key role in Citroen's championship success.
Podium finishes in seven of the twelve events had a major impact on Citroen securing the manufacturers title, while the fact he was able to outscore Mikko Hirvonen three times also helped Loeb to clinch another drivers title.
Sordo failed to score on just two occasions all season and by the season end, it was a case of when – not if – he would secure his maiden WRC victory.
Heading into 2010, that first win shouldn't be too far away and the Spaniard secured fourth in your poll to find the top WRC driver of the campaign – one position lower than his championship finish.
Citroen Total World Rally Team
Citroen C4 WRC
Podiums tally excludes victories