Team: Citroen Total World Rally Team
Car: Citroen DS3 WRC
Championship position: 1st
Points: 222 points (average tally per event: 17.08)
Events: 13 (out 13)
Podiums: 9 (in total)
Points finishes: 11
Stage wins: 65
Power Stage wins: 3
Great season again for Sebastien Loeb, who took wins in Mexico, Sardinia, Argentina, Finland and Catalunya, as well as podiums in Portugal (2nd), Jordan (3rd), Greece (2nd) and Germany (2nd). His eighth drivers’ title makes him the most successful driver in history now when it comes to FIA World titles.
Rolled in Australia in SS4 and suffered a puncture in Germany in the final stage on day 2 that ended his run of eight successive wins in Trier. Also, failed to finish in France (due to engine problems in SS3) and in Britain (after a collision on the road section on final day). The inter-team squabble with team-mate Sebastien Ogier seemed to well and truly unsettle him as well...