|World Rally Championship (WRC)|
|First rally:||Rally Mexico 2008|
|Team:||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT|
|Vehicle:||Toyota Yaris WRC|
|Championship title:||2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018|
|Status: After Rally 3 of 14, 2020 season|
|Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC)|
|First rally:||Rally Monte Carlo 2009|
|Last rally:||Rally Sardinia 2010|
|Vehicle:||Peugeot 207 S2000|
Sébastien Ogier (born December 17, 1983 in Gap ) is a French rally driver . In 2008 , the trained ski instructor won the junior rally world championship in a Citroën C2 S1600. Citroën Racing provided him with a C4 World Rally Car for the next two seasons . In the 2011 season he was a regular works driver in the Citroën Total World Rally Team and drove a Citroën DS3 WRC . From the 2013 to 2016 season , Ogier took part in the World Rally Championship for Volkswagen Motorsport with a VW Polo R WRC . He was world champion from 2013 to 2016. In 2017 he switched to M-Sport and won two more World Cup titles in 2017 and 2018.
Ogier won the French Peugeot 206 Cup in 2007 .
2008 JWRC title
In 2008 he started in the Junior World Rally Championship as part of the World Rally Championship in a Citroën C2 . There he not only won his debut rally, but also became the first JWRC driver to win a championship point and also secured the title at the end of the season. As a reward for winning the title, he got the chance to drive a Citroën C4 WRC at the Rally Wales 2008 . There he won his first special stage in a WRC car, which meant that he took the lead in the rally during his first outing in a WRC car, until transmission problems caused him to drop back in the ranking.
2009 junior team
For the 2009 season, Ogier received a contract with the newly founded Citroën Junior Team . In this team he was a successful junior driver. While participating in twelve rallies, he was eliminated in four races, but achieved points six times. His best result was a second place overall at the Rally Greece . His 13 special stage best times indicated his talent. Ogier also had people sit up and take notice when he made his first guest appearance at the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC). He had won the Monte Carlo Rally, which was part of the IRC for the first time this season, in a Peugeot 207 S2000 .
2010 junior team and works driver
At the beginning of 2010, Ogier drove in the Citroën Junior Team, as did former Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen . At the Rally Portugal he achieved his first overall victory. Because he was more competitive than the Citroën Total WRT works driver Dani Sordo on gravel , he was used by Citroën as a works driver in the last three gravel rallies of the season. In Finland he took second place. This was followed by the asphalt Rally Germany, which he contested for the junior team and reached the finish in third overall. At the Japan Rally, which was held on gravel , he achieved his second overall victory in the World Rally Championship. At the asphalt rallies in France and Spain , he finished sixth and tenth. At the Rally Great Britain , which was held at the end of the season , he came second in the championship points table. He was eliminated there, in third place, due to an accident and slipped back to fourth place in the world championship.
2011 works driver in the DS3 WRC
In 2011 , Ogier switched to the Citroën Total World Rally Team as a regular driver and, together with his team-mate and seven-time rally world champion, Sébastien Loeb , will compete in the World Rally Championship with a Citroën DS3 WRC . At the 2011 Rally Sweden , which was characterized by heavy snowfall and many tire damage, he was the fastest Citroën driver, right in front of the former world rally champion Petter Solberg , his own team-mate Loeb and Kimi Räikkönen , who finished eighth , to the finish line. At this rally he was the first driver in World Championship history to secure the three bonus points of the power stage . At the second rally of the season in Mexico there was a duel for victory between Loeb and Ogier. The overall leadership changed between them several times. In the end, Ogier retired on the 20th of 22 special stages when he collided with a large rock and severely damaged the suspension. On March 27, in the third round in 2011, Ogier won the Rally Portugal 2011 for the second time and clinched the third overall victory of his career. This also represented the first double victory of the year for Citroën. At the next rally, on April 16, 2011, he won his fourth rally in a world championship run at the Jordan Rally and also the power stage, so he was the first driver to win the full Number of 28 points to be achieved in a rally. In the fifth round of the World Rally Championship, Rally Sardinia , which Ogier said he “never liked”, he found no rhythm and was fourth in the overall standings. In the subsequent Rally Argentina he was 43.7 seconds ahead of Loeb in the lead, overturned his vehicle on the 16th of 19 special stages, and continued the race with the severely damaged vehicle (e.g. no power steering ) and came in third. At the next Rally Greece , Ogier, after falling behind twice for tactical reasons in order to have a more favorable starting position the next day, won both the overall standings and the power stage ahead of his team-mate Sébastien Loeb and was the only one to win Driver 28 points in the drivers' world championship for the second time. The Rally Finland ended Ogier after a puncture on the third overall. After his first victory in an asphalt rally, the Rally Germany 2011, Ogier took second place in the drivers' world championship behind his team-mate. This success made Citroën the most successful manufacturer in the history of the World Rally Championship. At the next Australian Rally to be held , Loeb, who was in the lead, rolled over five times on the fourth special stage. As the first vehicle on the track, with a two-second lead over his team-mate, Loeb compared his and the intermediate times of those following him on the display and braked too little before a right-hand bend. The leadership passed to Ogier. In this situation he would have the opportunity to take the World Cup lead. Ogier had an accident during the sixth special stage. On the extremely muddy and slippery gravel road due to rain, he came off the road and collided with a tree. Both driver and front passenger were uninjured. Overall leadership went to Ford works drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala . The two DS3 WRCs could be repaired and made ready overnight. Under Superally regulations , Ogier started the next day with a 20-minute time penalty from sixteenth on the grid and Loeb with 30 penalty minutes as twenty-first. Latvala took over the lead from his team-mate on the first special stage of the day. It looked as if Loeb would not achieve a world championship point for the first time since the 2009 Rally Greece . Ogier's chances of getting World Cup points were better. The positions of the first three drivers did not change until the penultimate special stage of the next day. Ogier had meanwhile worked his way up to ninth place overall and the chance of taking eighth place from the slower PWRC vehicle in front of him was great. Loeb had meanwhile moved up to twelfth place. In this special stage, both Ford and Citroën issued a stable management that is permitted in rallying . Latvala stopped shortly before the finish to give Hirvonen 28 seconds and the win. Ogier consciously received a 50-second time penalty when he started this special stage 5 minutes too late and then parked next to the track and intentionally lost an additional nine minutes to give Loeb a championship point. After this one-two Ford victory, Ford shortened the gap in the Manufacturers' World Championship to 62 points. Mikko Hirvonen was now 15 points behind Loeb in second place in the Drivers 'Championship and Ogier slipped back to third place in the Drivers' World Championship, 14 points behind Hirvonen. The fact that the Citroën works team exchanged Ogier's possible eighth place for a tenth place from Loeb, suggested that Ogier was taken out of the fight for the drivers' world championship. Since Loeb was eliminated from the Rally France , Ogier took over the lead from him and, after several changes in leadership with Dani Sordo and Petter Solberg , finally won his fifth World Championship round of the season. Thus, he secured himself second place in the world championship table and - single-handedly - further expanded the lead in the manufacturers' standings for his team. After this rally he was three points behind his team-mate in the World Championship standings. Loeb took victory at the next rally in Catalonia . Ogier had a lot of bad luck at this rally. He had punctures twice and was finally eliminated on the penultimate stage due to a technical problem. With a deficit of 29 points before the last rally, he could no longer hope for the world title. His team won the Manufacturers World Championship early in Spain. His team-mate won the eighth driver's world title in Wales. Ogier finished the rally there in eleventh place, but secured the three bonus points of the power stage. He finished the 2011 season in third place overall.
In mid-2011, the FIA announced the abolition of the starting order regulations that discriminate against the World Cup leaders. Ogier's team-mate Loeb then decided to stay at the World Rally Championship and extended his contract with the team. Until then, Ogier, who had been promoted as Loeb's successor and was sometimes preferred, felt disadvantaged and wanted to join a team where he could compete against Loeb for the World Cup. In November 2011 it was announced that Ogier's contract had ended. For the 2012 season , the Citroën Total World Rally Team signed long-time Ford works driver Mikko Hirvonen as the new number 2 driver alongside Loeb. Ogier had not yet received a contract with another team at the time.
From 2012, he switched to Volkswagen Motorsport
A few days after the contract with the Citroën Total World Rally Team was terminated , Volkswagen Motorsport announced that Ogier would take part in all World Championship races in 2012 with the Škoda Fabia S2000 , which shares the floor pan, gearbox, differentials and drivetrain with the Polo WRC. A three-year contract was signed. At the same time, Ogier will be involved in the further development of the VW World Rally Car . At the Rallye Monte Carlo 2012 , Ogier showed again when he drove up from twelfth to fourth place overall in the Škoda S2000, which was a class weaker, leaving some World Rally Cars behind. On the last special stage of the first day, however, he retired in the battle for fifth place. In the subsequent ten starts - he did not take part in New Zealand - Ogier clinched class victory ten times in a row. In Sardinia, Ogier was the first driver ever to win a special stage with an S2000 vehicle and thus the previously unattained fifth place overall with a vehicle of this class.
Nine wins and 2013 world driver championship
Sébastien Ogier drove the new Volkswagen Polo R WRC through the 2013 World Rally Championship in impressive form . Only in Monte Carlo, Argentina, Greece and Germany did he have to let the competition win. Already in the 11th World Championship run in France , Ogier was able to fix the title. In the penultimate round of the World Championship, in Spain , Ogier won the manufacturers' championship for Volkswagen together with his team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen . An extremely successful 2013 season for Sébastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia .
Second world title 2014
With eight wins of the season, Ogier / Ingrassia ( Volkswagen Polo R WRC ) drove to the second world championship title in 2014. With the victory in the Catalonia Rally, Sebastien Ogier was already the title holder before the last round of the 2014 World Rally Championship in Great Britain. After his first title last year, Ogier successfully defended his title this season. Before him, only four other drivers managed to win the World Rally Championship title in two consecutive years ( Juha Kankkunen 1986/87, Massimo Biasion 1988/89, Tommi Mäkinen 1996-99 and Sébastien Loeb 2004-12) . Ogier was only able to challenge team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala who won the four rallies. There was only one victory left for the other teams and drivers: Thierry Neuville won the Rallye Deutschland with Hyundai.
Third world title 2015
Eight wins and two second places in 13 rally: Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia were also in the 2015 season in the World Rally Championship (WRC) is a class of its own. They won the third consecutive world title. And yet the rally year had a flaw for Ogier: “I wanted to have a perfect season and I almost managed to do that - except for the mistake in Spain”. In the Rally Spain, Ogier was clearly on course for victory after a perfect drive, but then landed in the last special stage, a few kilometers from the finish, with the Polo R WRC in the guard rails and retired. One of the rare mistakes made by the three-time world champion. By the end of the season, Ogier had over 80 world championship points ahead of his team-mates, Jari-Matti Latvala in second and Andreas Mikkelsen in third .
Race of Champions
Change to M-Sport 2017
After Volkswagen Motorsport withdrew from the World Rally Championship, Ogier signed a contract with M-Sport and will compete in the 2017 season with the new generation of the Fiesta WRC.
He was able to win the Monte Carlo Rally straight away, which was also the first ever victory for the M-Sport team and the first victory for Ford after leaving the factory in 2012. Although he only won the Rally Portugal for the rest of the season, he landed he was often on the podium and was able to secure the title in the penultimate run. This made Ogier the first driver since Ari Vatanen in 1981 to become world champion on a Ford. M-Sport also won the Constructors' World Championship. In 2018 Ogier was able to successfully defend the title, but this time the constructors' title went to Toyota. Ogier also won the Monte Carlo Rally again this time and became the first driver to win this rally five times in a row.
Return to Citroën 2019
At the end of the 2018 season, Ogier announced his return to the Citroën team, which fell short of expectations in 2018. Ogier was able to win the first rally of the season, the Monte Carlo Rally. It was his seventh victory in this rally, so he is level with Loeb in these statistics.
Change to the Toyota factory team in 2020
After Citroën exited the top rally class WRC at the end of the 2019 season, Ogier and co-driver Ingrassia signed with the Toyota works team. There they celebrated their first victory with the Toyota Yaris WRC at the Rally Mexico .
- 2018: 1st overall in the world championship
- 2017: 1st overall in the world championship
- 2016: 1st overall in the world championship
- 2015: 1st overall in the world championship
- 2014: 1st overall in the world championship
- 2013: 1st overall in the world championship
- 2012: 10th place overall in the world championship
- 2011: 3rd overall in the world championship
- 2010: 4th overall in the world championship
- 2009: 8th place overall in the world championship
- 2008: FIA Junior World Rally Champion
- 2007: Winner of the French Peugeot 206 Cup
Individual results WRC
|2008||Equipe de France FFSA||Citroën C2 S1600||MON||SWE||MEX||ARG||JOR||ITA||GRE||DOOR||FIN||DEU||NZL||ESP||FRA||JPN||GBR||1||21st|
|Sébastien Ogier||Citroën C2 R2|
|Equipe de France FFSA||Citroën C4 WRC|
|2009||Citroën Junior Team||Citroën C4 WRC||IRL||NOR||CYP||POR||ARG||ITA||GRE||POLE||FIN||OUT||ESP||GBR||24||8th|
|2010||Citroën Junior Team||Citroën C4 WRC||SWE||MEX||JOR||DOOR||NZL||POR||BUL||FIN||DEU||JPN||FRA||ESP||GBR||167||4th|
|Citroën Total WRT|
|2011||Citroën World Rally Team||Citroën DS3 WRC||SWE||MEX||POR||JOR||ITA||ARG||GRE||FIN||DEU||OUT||FRA||ESP||GBR||196||3|
|2012||Volkswagen Motorsport||Škoda Fabia S2000||MON||SWE||MEX||POR||ARG||GRE||NZL||FIN||DEU||GBR||FRA||ITA||ESP||41||10|
|2013||Volkswagen Motorsport||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||MON||SWE||MEX||POR||ARG||GRE||ITA||FIN||DEU||OUT||FRA||ESP||GBR||290||1|
|2014||Volkswagen Motorsport||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||MON||SWE||MEX||POR||ARG||ITA||POLE||FIN||DEU||OUT||FRA||ESP||GBR||267||1|
|2015||Volkswagen Motorsport||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||MON||SWE||MEX||ARG||POR||ITA||POLE||FIN||DEU||OUT||FRA||ESP||GBR||263||1|
|2016||Volkswagen Motorsport||Volkswagen Polo R WRC||MON||SWE||MEX||ARG||POR||ITA||POLE||FIN||DEU||CHN||FRA||ESP||GBR||OUT||268||1|
|2017||M-Sport World Rally Team||Ford Fiesta WRC||MON||SWE||MEX||FRA||ARG||POR||ITA||POLE||FIN||DEU||ESP||GBR||OUT||232||1|
|2018||M-Sport Ford World Rally Team||Ford Fiesta WRC||MON||SWE||MEX||FRA||ARG||POR||ITA||FIN||DEU||DOOR||GBR||ESP||OUT||219||1|
|2019||Citroën Total WRT||Citroën C3 WRC||MON||SWE||MEX||FRA||ARG||CHL||POR||ITA||FIN||DEU||DOOR||GBR||ESP||OUT||217||3|
|2020||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT||Toyota Yaris WRC||MON||SWE||MEX||EST||DOOR||DEU||ITA||JPN||62||1|
|green||-||Placement in the points|
|blue||-||Classified outside the point ranks|
|violet||DNF||Race not finished (did not finish)|
|red||DNQ||did not qualify|
|DNPQ||failed in pre-qualification (did not pre-qualify)|
|White||DNS||not at the start (did not start)|
|Light Blue||PO||only participated in the training (practiced only)|
|TD||Friday test driver|
|without||DNP||did not participate in the training (did not practice)|
|INJ||injured or sick|
|DNA||did not arrive|
|no participation in the World Cup|
|other||P / bold||Pole position|
|SR / italic||Fastest race lap|
|*||not at the finish,
but counted due to the distance covered
|underlined||Leader in the overall standings|
- eurosport: Ogier Makes History With WRC Point ( Memento of July 25, 2008 in the Internet Archive ), March 21, 2008
- wrc.com: Ogier crowned 2008 J-WRC champion ( Memento from January 6, 2010 in the Internet Archive ), October 12, 2008
- wrc.com: Christmas comes early for Ogier ( memento from September 18, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ), October 21, 2008
- Small error, big effect ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) (Rallye-Magazin.de on September 9, 2011)
- Hirvonen wins with team help ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) (Rallye-Magazin.de on September 11, 2011)
- Hirvonen replaces Ogier at Citroen (wrc.com on November 16, 2011)
- Ogier changes to Volkswagen ( Memento from November 25, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) (Rallye-Magazin.de, from November 23, 2011, accessed on November 26, 2011)
- POINTS :: rallye-magazin.de and The gala performance of Ogier ( Memento from December 5, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
- motorsport-total.com: Facts about Ogier's second title win , October 26, 2014
- motorsport-total.com: Ogier and his co-driver: Perfect season or not? , November 16, 2015
- Did Andrea make Kaiser Ogier the rally king?
- Son Tim born: Offspring in the Kaiser-Ogier family
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French rally driver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||17th December 1983|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Gap|