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Name is same but team is not

Season's winningest driver still was Sebastien but this year one at Volkswagen. Ogier continued with same domination that we have accustomed to with Loeb, winning almost all rallies of the season and being on podium on all but two occasions.

On winner's list, it is interesting to note that Citroen's Hirvonen didn't win at all while Sordo scored his first win and Loeb won half of his four outings. Ford's lack of wins is no surprise due to their young line-up and lack of factory support.
Consistency or speed

Volkswagen, though a new car, was so reliable that both Ogier and Latvala scored on all of their rallies except one. Ogier was not alone in his 100% scoring ratio though, last year's sensation Mads Ostberg also finished every rally he started and on points. Unfortunately for him, those scores were mainly on the lower end of the scale and did not translate to a correspondingly large total points haul. Two other young Ford drivers Neuville and Novikov weren't far away either, both missing points scoring only twice.
Dominance across the board

While Ogier's win ratio was impressive, on stage wins his dominance is staggering, scoring fastest time on 46% stages of the season. Even mighty Sebastien Loeb managed at best 43% (in 2005).

On rally leaders, Volkswagen's dominance is crushingly evident. Together, Ogier and Latvala led rally for three out of four stages. In fact, this is even a little disappointing as VW's winning score was better that their rally leading score.

On the other end of the spectrum is Hirvonen, who won only ten stages and led twice.
Events

Overall speed was somewhat slower than in 2012 but same rallies featured again on the list, Finland being fastest and Alsace retained their a little surprising second place. Monte Carlo and Portugal traded places as Monte was now slowest while Portugal was on the middle of the group, result having been reverse in 2012.

Finland's claim for fastest stages was challenged not only by Alsace but also Australia and Sweden. Argentina no longer had a monster stage but still featured on list of longest stages. A list which indicated that the trend for shorter rallies had indeed stopped.

Number of entries was somewhat better than in previous year, which could be a positive sign or a statistical fluctuation. French were the most numerous nationality and Ford the most popular make of the car during the year, both being the same as last year.
Sebastien Ogier
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King of statistics in 2013 was Sebastien Ogier, in every category. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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