Useful Notes / World Rally Championship

The World Rally Championship, a rallying series organised by the FIA, started in 1973, but didn't officially include a drivers' championship until 1977. The first drivers' title was won by Italy's Sandro Munari.

The undisputed king of the dirt is Frenchman Sébastien Loeb, who won nine straight WRC titles between 2004 and 2012, all for Citroen, before stepping down from the sport to compete in Touring Cars.