Sébastien Ogier took his first World Rally Championship in 2013 with victory at his home Rallye de France to cap off a remarkable few years since his arrival at the top of the sport.
After victory in the French Peugeot 206 Cup in 2007, the Frenchman competed in the first full Junior World Rally Championship for the first time the following year. He duly took three wins en route to the overall title.
That led to a seat in the Citroën Junior Team in 2009 – but not before Ogier took victory on a one-off appearance at the IRC’s Monte Carlo Rally. He sealed his first WRC podium at the Acropolis Rally before former F1 world champion Kimi Raikkonen joined as his team-mate in 2010.
Ogier wrapped up his debut WRC win at Rally Portugal that year, earning him promotion to the works Citroën team alongside rally legend Sébastien Loeb. In partnership with co-driver Julien Ingrassia, Ogier duly took the fight to the multiple world champion with five victories in 2011 including Rallye Deutschland and his home event in France.
In 2012 Ogier switched to the Skoda team in preparation for Volkswagen's coming assault on the WRC title. Once he had his hands on the WRC Polo in 2013, there was no stopping him and he took the elusive championship at the first attempt.
Ogier earned his first invitation to the Race Of Champions in 2011 and took ROC by storm, racing to the 'Champion of Champions' title at his very first attempt with a Grand Final victory over Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen.
- World Rally Champion in 2013
- Over a dozen WRC wins and counting
- Junior World Rally Champion in 2008
2009 victory on a one-off appearance at the IRC’s Monte Carlo Rally
2007 Peugeot 206 Cup champion
- Years contested: 2011, 2012, 2013
2012 ROC Nations Cup finalist for Team France in partnership with Romain Grosjean
2011 Sébastien stormed to the 'Champion of Champions' title on his very first ROC appearance