WRC Driver of the Year: 1st - Sebastien Ogier

You voted Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier into 1st place in Crash.net's 2014 WRC Driver of the Year poll.
1st – Sebastien Ogier
Average poll score out of ten: 7.8
Team: Volkswagen Motorsport
Car: Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Championship position: 1st
Points: 267 points in WRC
Events: 13 (out of 13)
Wins: 8
Podiums: 10
Best finish: 1st
Stage wins: 94
Power Stage wins: 6

Sebastien Ogier again proved to be the best driver in 2014.

Ogier had to wait until the penultimate round to successfully retain his WRC crown, but over the season he was by far the best.

Indeed he took eight wins to runner-up Jari-Matti Latvala's four, as well as two other second places and 94 stage wins in total.

Victories in Monte Carlo, Mexico, Portugal, Sardinia, Poland, Australia, Spain and Wales showed he is the class of the field, although two crashes in Germany and an off in Sweden also illustrated that he is not unbeatable – that gives the rest of the field hope for 2015, although he is of course still a very worthy winner of your 2014 WRC Driver of the Year vote...

Sebastien Ogier in Crash.net's WRC Driver of the Year vote:
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2013: 2nd
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2012: 3rd
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2011: 3rd
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2010: 4th
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2009: 8th
World Rally Driver of the Year vote 2008: 4th

Crash.net's WRC Driver of the Year 2014 - results (2nd to 10th):
2. Jari-Matti Latvala
3. Kris Meeke
4. Thierry Neuville
5. Mikko Hirvonen
6. Andreas Mikkelsen
7. Elfyn Evans
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 rating.

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Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport)

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December 27, 2014 2:17 PM
Last Edited 168 days ago

He has taken the event and good on him for that ! Thus, he pushes the Sebastien-s' glory story to live further on. The winning note is not too high but that may not be Ogier's direct fault, I would say.

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