10th - Robert Kubica Average poll score out of ten: 4.8 Team: RK M-Sport WRT Car: Ford Fiesta RS WRC Championship position: 16th Points: 14 points in WRC Events: 13 (out of 13) Wins: 0 Podiums: 0 Best finish: 6th Stage wins: 5 Power Stage wins: 0

After his run to the WRC2 title in 2013, there was much fanfare when former F1 driver Robert Kubica stepped up to the World Rally Championship full-time in 2014, but it would turn out to be a trying season.

The Pole show flashes of impressive pace at the wheel of his Fiesta RS WRC, but it was tempered by numerous - and several big - errors that saw him score in just three events, taking a sixth place finish in Argentina, an eighth place in Sardinia and an ninth place in Australia.

His best result actually came outside of the WRC, when he won the 31 Int. Jannerrallye, Ober?sterreich, the opening round in the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship at the start of January. After that and a fine start to Rallye Monte Carlo - he lead after the first two stages and was third at the end of the opening day until he retired in SS9 on the Friday, it was all down hill...

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It is hardly surprising then that your surprise winner of last year's WRC vote has slumped to tenth place, with an average mark of 4.839 out of ten.

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Robert Kubica in the WRC Driver of the Year poll: WRC Driver of the Year 2013: 1st WRC Driver of the Year 2012: N/A WRC Driver of the Year 2011: N/A WRC Driver of the Year 2010: N/A WRC Driver of the Year 2009: N/A

About the vote:
Rather than repeat the Drivers' World Championship standings, the World Rally Driver of the Year poll asks readers to take into account factors such as machinery, performance relative to a team-mate, driving style, experience, injuries, progress and personality just as much as race results.

Over 30,000 votes were cast for the 2014 Crash.net WRC Driver of the Year poll, where viewers awarded each of this year's full-time participants a mark out of ten for an average rating.