Sebastien Loeb left a big pair of driving shoes to fill but fellow countryman Sebastien Ogier proved a worthy successor. The young Frenchman was virtually unstoppable throughout the season, giving the Volkswagen Polo R WRC a dream debut by winning the drivers' and manufacturers' championships in its debut year as a fully-fledged factory effort.
Over half of the thirteen rounds fell to the Franco-German alliance but that's not the full story a thrilling and explosive season. Several times Ogier could have secured the title only for rivals to fight back and prolong the battle or for misfortune to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Thierry Neuville, driving for the Qatar World Rally Team, proved to be a tenacious opponent; pushing his Fiesta RS to the limits as he tried to narrow the gap. Sebastien Loeb's final appearances showed after a decade of dominance he was leaving with nothing to prove as he secured wins in Monte Carlo and Argentina.
While the battle was raging, expert film crews were on hand to capture every twist and turn for the epic official review. You'll be spellbound by the dramatic footage of teams putting it all on the line for glory, leaping off huge jumps at incredible speeds, power sliding on snow and ice and screaming through gravelly forest sections right on the limits of control. The cameras were on hand when the fine line was crossed as cars were pushed too hard - Mikko Hirvonen won't forget his trip into a muddy Welsh hedge in a hurry!
This was a season of pure rallying spectacle, so sit back and enjoy over seven hours of superb footage. The Official FIA World Rally Championship review brings you full highlights of every mind-blowing round.