7th - Elfyn Evans Average poll score out of ten: 5.7 Team: M-Sport WRT Car: Ford Fiesta RS WRC Championship position: 8th Points: 81 points in WRC Events: 13 (out of 13) Wins: 0 Podiums: 0 Best finish: 4th Stage wins: 9 Power Stage wins: 1

Elfyn Evans stepped up to the top level in 2014 and while the season was always going to be about gaining experience and learning, he made the most of the opportunity afforded to him by M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson.

Indeed, he finished every event, bar Sweden, where he looked set to score points on his first snow rally before he went out in the final test while running in ninth.

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In the end he claimed points in nine of the 13 events, peaking with fourth places in Mexico and Germany. He also took two fifths - in Sardinia and Wales - and was sixth in France and on the season opener in Monte Carlo. It all sets him up very well for 2015...

Elfyn Evans in Crash.net's WRC Driver of the Year vote: World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2013: 6th World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2012: 13th

Crash.net's WRC Driver of the Year 2014 - results so far: 8. Dani Sordo 9. Mads Ostberg 10. Robert Kubica

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