A routine even if it’s a hell of a performance. Sébastien Ogier (Toyota) won his seventh world rally champion title this Sunday by winning this Sunday in Monza, Italy. The 36-year-old Frenchman returns to the top after the coronation of Estonian Ott Tänak last year.
A native of Gap (Hautes-Alpes), Ogier signed his 49th WRC victory in Italy, ahead of Ott Tänak and Spaniard Dani Sordo (Hyundai).
After four titles at Volkswagen from 2013 to 2016 and two for Ford in 2017 and 2018 in the private M-Sport team, he joins the legendary Finnish Juha Kankkünen, the only other sacred driver in cars of three different brands (Peugeot, Lancia, Toyota).
With this new trophy, Ogier is getting closer to Sébastien Loeb, who won the world title nine times. Since 2004, the date of the latter’s first triumph, France has won 16 of the 17 world titles at stake, the current series, thanks to these two French drivers.
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