Drivers


World Rally Championship

Sébastien Loeb


About Sébastien

WRC’s most decorated and revered driver, Sébastien Loeb has amassed nine world rally championship titles in an illustrious career that has spanned two decades. A champion gymnast in his teens, Loeb switched his attention to motorsport in the mid-nineties and would go onto attain legendary status. Taking his first WRC victory in Germany 2002, the Frenchman began his remarkable run of titles in 2004. Initially retiring from the sport in 2013, he switched to circuit racing and World Rallycross before a sensational return to WRC in 2018 with a three-event program. Showing that he’d lost none of his speed or natural talent, Loeb scored a 79th career win in Spain, reigniting his desire for victory. The so-called ‘GOAT’ of WRC joined Hyundai Motorsport for a six-rally campaign in 2019.

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Career

2018

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (3)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally de España
Final Classification: 13th

All rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (12)
Best result: 1st overall, World RX of Belgium
Final Classification: 4th

2017

All rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (12)
Best result: 2nd overall, World RX of France
Final Classification: 4th

2016

All rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (12)
Best result: 1st overall, World RX of Latvia
Final Classification: 5th

2015

All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (24)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Argentina, Race of Slovakia, Race of France, Race of Thailand.
Final Classification: 3rd

2014

All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (24)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Morocco, Race of Slovakia.
Final Classification: 3rd

2013

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (4)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Rally Argentina.
Final Classification: 8th

2012

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Rally México, Rally Argentina, Acropolis Rally, Rally New Zealand, Rally Finland, Rallye Deutschland, Rallye de France-Alsace, Rally de España.
Final Classification: 1st

2011

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally México, Rally Italia Sardegna, Rally Argentina, Rally Finland, Rally de España.
Final Classification: 1st

2010

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally México, Jordan Rally, Rally Turkey, Rally Bulgaria, Rallye Deutschland, Rallye de France, Rally de España, Wales Rally GB.
Final Classification: 1st

2009

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (12)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally Ireland, Rally Norway, Cyprus Rally, Rally de Portugal, Rally Argentina, Rally de España, Rally GB.
Final Classification: 1st

2008

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (15)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Rally México, Rally Argentina, Rally Italia Sardegna, Acropolis Rally, Rally Finland, Rallye Deutschland, Rally New Zealand, Rally de España, Tour de Corse, Rally GB.
Final Classification: 1st

2007

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (16)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Rally México, Rally de Portugal, Rally Argentina, Rallye Deutschland, Rally de España, Tour de Corse, Rally Ireland.
Final Classification: 1st

2006

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (12)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally México, Rally de España, Tour de Corse, Rally Argentina, Rally Italia Sardegna, Rallye Deutschland, Rally Japan, Cyprus Rally.
Final Classification: 1st

2005

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (16)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Rally New Zealand, Rally Italia Sardegna, Cyprus Rally, Rally Turkey, Acropolis Rally, Rally Argentina, Rallye Deutschland, Tour de Corse, Rally de España.
Final Classification: 1st

2004

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (16)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Rally Sweden, Cyprus Rally, Rally Turkey, Rallye Deutschland, Rally Australia.
Final Classification: 1st

2003

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (14)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Rallye Deutschland, Rallye Sanremo
Final Classification: 2nd

2002

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (9)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Deutschland.
Final Classification: 10th

2001

Several of the FIA World Rally Championship (8)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rallye Sanremo.
Final Classification: 14th

Q&A

Q1.Who is your motorsport idol?

I have never had an idol to the point of being a real fan of a particular person. However I have always had a lot of respect and admiration for the former Kit-car drivers from the beginning of my career.

Q2.What are your hobbies?

Mechanical sports in general, aviation, extreme sports (skiing, climbing) and driving my legendary cars

Q3.What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

The Maldives are an ideal place to disconnect.

Q4.Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally co-driver?

I would have loved to be a fighter pilot.

Q5.What is your favourite food?

A beautiful côte de bœuf!

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words

Discreet, simple and determined.

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Personal data

Birthday:

26. Feb 1974

Place of birth:

Haguenau (France)

Nationality:

French

Interests:

Mechanical sports in general, aviation, extreme sports, legendary cars

WRC Facts

First Event:

Tour de Corse (2000)

First Victory:

Driver:
With Hyundai:

Since 2019

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