Sebastien Ogier finished the 2014 WRC season in the "best way" by taking victory on Wales Rally GB this weekend.

Ogier led from start-to-finish in his Volkswagen Polo R WRC and while he was challenged by team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala on Friday, once the Finn went off on Saturday morning, he was able to pace himself to the end and his eighth victory of the year, 37.6 seconds up on Mikko Hirvonen.

"That is obviously the best way to end a season: with a win. We were under no pressure, as the World Championship was no longer at stake, and just wanted to enjoy Wales Rally GB," said Ogier, who successfully retained his WRC Drivers' title last month with victory in Spain.

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"We really had to go flat-out on Friday and had a close battle for the lead with my team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala. That allowed us to open up a big lead over the rest of our rivals.

"When Jari-Matti made a mistake on Saturday [in the first test of the day], it obviously completely changed the character of the rally for us.

"I just had to get the car to the finish line. However, that is anything but easy given the typical conditions here in Wales."

"All in all, it has been another magnificent season for Julien [Ingrassia - my co-driver] and me, with a fantastic team behind us. We now have a few tests and official parties before the Christmas holidays begin," added the double World Rally Champion.