As you read this, some men in North Wales are driving small hatchbacks down dirt tracks as fast as they can possibly go. That’s right, Wales Rally GB is underway. It’s the last round of this year’s World Rally Championship, and in time honoured tradition, it’s already been won by a Frenchman called Seb. However […]
Two names dominated world rallying in 2013: Sébastien Ogier and Volkswagen picked up where Sébastien Loeb and Citroen left off. With one round still to run at the time of writing – in Wales in the UK – Volkswagen are WRC Manufacturers Champions and Ogier the driver’s champion, bringing a nine year — nine year […]
Sebastien Loeb has won nine straight WRC titles – that’s nine in a row – so we can forgive him one minor indiscretion in this, his final rally in the WRC. And when we say minor indiscretion, we of course mean spinning off and landing upside down in a ditch. Not very minor, then.
That’s it. Rallying must wave goodbye to Sebastien Loeb. The Frenchman with the most WRC wins in history (a mere nine in a row) recorded a somewhat ignominious final race against his glittering career – and in his home town, no less – as he watched compatriot Sebastien Ogier take the 2013 driver’s title.
Sebastien Loeb is late. This, if you have followed his remarkable racing career to date, basically never happens. Sebastien Loeb has recorded 78 overall wins, 116 podium finishes, 896 stage wins, 1619 points and a 46.7 per cent win record to make him and his co-driver – Daniel Elena – the most decorated rally partnership […]
Well this a pretty spectacular way to start the week- it’s slow motion footage taken from Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia’s efforts in rounds one to ten of the World Rally Championship. And as you can see, he’s pretty handy. Not terribly surprising considering Ogier’s already won the Junior World Rally Championship in 2008, […]
Imagine if, during Sebastian Vettel’s first championship year Michael Schumacher (still at his best) had turned up to race occasionally, only when he felt like it and when schedules allowed, and had beaten Vettel. Would have taken the smile of his face and seen ‘the finger’ retracted, no? Well that’s what’s happening in the World […]