Sébastien Ogier is a French rally driver, competing for the Toyota Gazoo Racing Team in the World Rally Championship, who is teamed with the co-driver Julien Ingrassia. He has won the World Rally Drivers’ Championship 8 times, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 & 2021.
Yet more awe-inspiring driving throughout the 2018 WRC season helped Ogier win a sixth title, with victories at Monte-Carlo, Mexico, France, and Wales Rally GB helping him become only the second driver in history to claim a double-hat-trick of WRC driver’s titles.
Ogier returned to where it all started for the 2019 season and drove for the Citroën Total World Rally team. He and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia won the Monte-Carlo Rally, Rally Mexico and Rally of Turkey, and scored podium places at five other events in a C3 WRC car, but unfortunate crashes and resulting car problems at Rally Sweden and Rally Italia Sardegna put a dint in the duo’s points total for the season and meant Ogier finished third overall.
The 2020 season saw Ogier switch to Toyota Gazoo Racing alongside Elfyn Evans and Kalle Rovanperä in an all-new driver lineup and he won his seventh WRC title in eight seasons with the team after snatching victory in the final rally of the season at Monza in dramatic fashion
Ogier’s one-year deal with the Japanese manufacturer for 2021 was to be his final full campaign before retiring from the WRC and he showed just why he’s the second most successful driver in the WRC’s history with an eighth and final Drivers’ Championship title secured with a masterclass driver in the final Monza round again. He will continue to participate in selected rounds of the WRC for Toyota Gazooracing in 2022.
Motor sports, skiing
8 consecutive driver’s title in WRC
What music do you like to listen to when you drive?
I like varieties of music, but the best music for my ears is listening to the pace notes from my co-driver Julien Ingrassia.
Do you have any mileage that you fancy the most to drive, why this one?
I like the trips in the alps, where I was born, with panoramic sceneries.
What is your best tip to drive smart?
Focus on driving and observe the surroundings in order to anticipate the traffic circumstances.
Why should anyone join your team?
This is a meaningful challenge that develops smarter drivers on the roads.