Sebastien Ogier enjoyed another successful weekend even though he was not at the wheel of his familiar VW Polo R WRC.

The Frenchman was in London on Sunday night to collect a 'motorsport Oscar' at the Autosport Awards for his performance in this year's world championship. The coveted trophy for 'best rally driver' was presented by Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner in front of some 1200 guests at the Grosvenor House hotel.

Ogier, in turn, praised the outstanding teamwork at Volkswagen, without which he felt that the WRC drivers', co-drivers and manufacturers' title would not have been possible.

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Earlier in the weekend, the young star learned that readers of Germany's Auto Bild had named himself and co-driver Julien Ingrassia as the best crew of 2013. The Volkswagen pilot received the award in front of around 600 guests at the Essen Motor Show.