Sébastien Loeb (born February 26, 1974) is a French rally driver and winner, with co-driver Daniel Elena, of the World Rally Driver's Championship title in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 and of a record ten World Rallies in 2005. Loeb has the most WRC wins with 38 and is one of the most successful rallymen in history. He is also a two-time winner at the Race of Champions, after taking home the Henri Toivonen Memorial Trophy and the title "Champion of Champions" in 2003 and 2005. In 2004, he won the Nations' Cup for France with Jean Alesi. Appointment
Loeb was born in Haguenau, Alsace, and grew up in Oberhoffen-sur-Moder. Sébastien Loeb competed as gymnast and became 4 times Alsatian champion, once champion of the French Grand East, and 5th in the French Championship. 2001. Championship
2002–2003 2002 would be Loeb's first season as a WRC driver with the Citroën Total World Rally Team, although the team only disputed a limited number of rounds in the build-up to their full entry the following year. He won the Rally Germany, the first event of his flourishing career, although on road he also won the season-opening Rally Monte Carlo. His victory was taken away by a controversial time penalty after the last stage, which gave victory to second placed Tommi Mäkinen 2002–2003. Championship
In 2004, Loeb dominated the WRC-scene in a similar way to the Michael Schumacher domination of Formula One the same year, by winning six events and earning many podium finishes in other events to securely give him the driver's title. He was also responsible for Citroën's second manufacturer's title in a row. Originally known as a tarmac specialist, 2004 was the year he proved to the world he could do it all. He won the Uddeholm Swedish Rally, becoming the first non-Nordic to win the event. He also won many gravel and tarmac rallies such as Telstra Rally Australia and Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo . Loeb's six WRC victories tied the record for victories in one season with fellow Frenchman Didier Auriol, who won six events in 1990. 2004. Championship
2005. Championship • In 2004, Loeb dominated the WRC-scene in a similar way to the Michael Schumacher domination of Formula One the same year, by winning six events and earning many podium finishes in other events to securely give him the driver's title. He was also responsible for Citroën's second manufacturer's title in a row.
Citroën's parent company, PSA Peugeot Citroën, pulled both companies out of the WRC at the end of 2005, but Citroën planned to come back in 2007 with the Citroën C4 WRC, and developed the car during 2006. Loeb was closely involved with this as he was guaranteed the leading role in the team at the come back. In the meantime, a 'gap year' beckoned in the privateer ranks, namely with Kronos Citroën. Despite driving a car at the end of its potential, he showed that he was still Le Patron (the Boss), by dominating the season and winning a third title with the Xsara. 2006. Championship
For 2007, Sébastien Loeb returned as an official Citroën driver, with the new Citroën C4 WRC. He won the 75ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo, the first race for the new C4, following that up with a solid second place after Grönholm, in Sweden, to set up a two-point lead over the Finn after two of 16 rounds. At the first Rally Norway, Loeb went off and lost eight minutes during SS12 while chasing Grönholm and the leader, Mikko Hirvonen. On the next stage, he made another . 2007. Championship
Loeb started the 2008 season with a record fifth win in Monte Carlo .On the second rally of the year, 2008 Swedish Rally, Loeb crashed out during day one. Although he re-joined the rally to collect manufacturers' points, the team later decided to retire him due to a damaged engine. 2008. Championship
A dupla francesa, Sébastien Loeb e Daniel Elena conquistaram sua terceira vitórica consecutiva no Corona Raly México, terceira etapa do WRC e estão agora a somente um ponto do líder, Mikko Hirvonen no Mundial de Pilotos FIA Championship. Adventures.
Rallye du Mexique : 3ème étape Voilà, je viens de remporter mon 3e rallye du Mexique de rang et je suis particulièrement content. Parce que ce n’était pas gagné d’avance, loin de là. Avec nos ennuis de moteur pour commencer... Appointment
Nom : Loeb • Prénom : Sébastien Date de naissance : 26 Février 1974 Lieu de naissance : Haguenau, Bas Rhin(67) - France Lieu de résidence : A proximité de Lausanne - Suisse • État civil : marié avec Séverine • Enfants : une fille nomée Valentine Carte d'identité
Edited by. Leonel Rodrigues da Rocha