S├ębastien Ogier

S├ębastien Ogier

Sébastien Ogier is a French rally driver. He began his rally career in 2005, when he was selected to take part in the FFSA Rallye Jeunes, a talent-spotting event organized by the French Federation of Automobile Sport. In 2007, he won the Peugeot 206 Cup, then went on to secure the Junior World Rally Championship in 2008. Impressed by his performances, Citroën provided Ogier with the opportunity to compete in the final rally of the 2008 season, Wales Rally GB. Despite this being his first appearance in a World Rally Car, Ogier recorded the fastest time in SS1 and held the rally lead until SS5. In 2009, he became a member of the Citroën Junior Team, where he won his first WRC event at the 2010 Rally de Portugal. The following year, Ogier clinched five rally victories on his way to third place in the driver’s championship. In 2013, he joined Volkswagen Motorsport and won four consecutive driver’s championships between 2013 and 2016. He moved to M-Sport Ford in 2017, where he added a further two championships; this meant he had won an incredible six WRC driver’s championships in a row. Following his return to Citroën in 2019, Ogier has a total of 47 WRC victories to his name.