Your Top 10 World Rally Drivers of the Year 2013:
Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT
Citroen DS3 WRC
68 points (average tally per event: 17)
4 (out 13)
3 (in total)
Power Stage wins:
Sebastien Loeb only did four WRC events this year as he turned his attentions to circuit racing and to racing in the World Touring Car Championship in 2014. However, he continued to show his pace on his appearances in the WRC, winning in Monte Carlo, finishing second in Sweden and then returning to take the spoils in Argentina, despite sitting out the events in Mexico and Portugal.
His swansong event in France, however, was no fairytale ending, and he crashed out on the final day, while battling for the lead. A rather inauspicious conclusion to his WRC career – although clearly it doesn't detract from his many achievements, including nine WRC drivers' titles and 78 overall wins.
Loeb also enjoyed success elsewhere in 2013 and notably shattered the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record in the summer in his Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak to be crowned the new 'King of the Peak'.
In the end you gave him a mark of 6.522 out of ten, placing him third and giving him 'bronze' in your World Rally Driver of the Year vote. Do you think that score is about right? Share your opinions simply by clicking on the 'Post your comments' link below.
Also, don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who has been ranked in second place.
Past vote results for Loeb:
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2012: 1st
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2011: 1st
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2010: 2nd
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2009: 1st
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2008: 1st
Crash.net's World Rally Driver of the Year 2013 - results so far:
4. Thierry Neuville
5. Jan Kopecky
6. Elfyn Evans
7. Dani Sordo
8. Jari-Matti Latvala
9. Bryan Bouffier
10. Sebastien Chardonnet