For the first time in a decade the World Rally Championship wasn't won by Sebastien Loeb. But it was still dominated by a Seb.
Volkswagen arrived in the WRC with its new Polo and Sebastien Ogier dominated in a manner not dissimilar to his Citroen-driving namesake. Nine wins from 13 events was impressive, and included two against outgoing legend Loeb.
In Ogier's wake, the drivers at Ford and Citroen had their moments, but were ultimately well-beaten.
Here then, is AUTOSPORT's top 10 drivers of a landmark WRC season.
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David Evans is the rallies editor of Autosport and Motorsport News. A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Having read (or at least looked at the pictures) from the age of two, he joined <i>Motoring News</i> in 1996 and later moved to Autosport in 2002.@davidevansrally More features by David Evans