Finally, Volkswagen stuck to the script. Last year was about learning (and it won as well). This was the year for winning. Good. Glad Hannover got that straight. Might have gone a bit far with the winning thing, though.
Drivers' title, won; manufacturers' title, won; 12 from 13 rallies, won.
This year definitely had a theme to it. It was the World Rally Championship's version of the 1988 Formula 1 season. On the face of it, such dominance can look predictable and monotonous. It was neither.