Sébastien & Daniel.

The most successful duo in WRC history, this dynamic French/Monegasque crew have worked together to win 9 championships. Now after several seasons away from the rally world, they are back again – right at the top of the WRC competition.

Hyundai Motorsport driver Sébastien Loeb and signature

Sébastien Loeb.

  1. Birthday icon

    Birthday

    26 Feb 1974

  2. Place of birth icon

    Place of birth

    Haguenau in France

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    Nationality

    French

    Career.

    A true motorsport legend, Sébastien Loeb is one of WRC’s all-time greats. A champion gymnast in his teens, Loeb switched his attention to motorsport in the mid-nineties. And the switch has paid off quite well for him: He achieved a staggering nine consecutive world titles from 2004 – 2012 and has 79 event wins in his boot ranging over two decades. After his first victory in Germany in 2002, the Frenchman began his remarkable run of titles in 2004. Initially retiring from the sport in 2013, he switched to circuit racing and World Rallycross before a sensational return to WRC with a victory in Spain in 2018.

    Recent highlights.

    2019

    Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (6)
    Best result: 3rd overall, Rally Chile
    Final classification: 11th

    2018

    Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (3)
    Best result: 1st overall, Rally de España
    Final Classification: 13th

    2017

    All rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (12) 
    Best result: 2nd overall, World RX of France 
    Final Classification: 4th

    Hyundai Motorsport driver Sébastien Loeb
    I have never had an idol to the point of being a real fan of a particular person. However I have always had a lot of respect and admiration for the former Kit-car drivers from the beginning of my career.

    - Sébastien Loeb -

    Interests.

    Mechanical sports in general, aviation, extreme sports (skiing, climbing) and driving my legendary cars.

    Facts about Sébastien.

    01. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

    The Maldives are an ideal place to disconnect.

    02. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?

    I would have loved to be a fighter pilot.

    03. What is your favourite food?

    A beautiful côte de bœuf!

    04. Describe yourself in 3 words:

    Discreet, simple and determined.

    Hyundai Motorsport co-driver Daniel Elena and signature

    Daniel Elena.

    1. Birthday icon

      Birthday

      26 Oct 1972

    2. Place of birth icon

      Place of birth

      Monte Carlo in Monaco

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      Nationality

      Monégasque

      Career.

      With 79 victories to his credit, Daniel is the most successful co-driver in WRC history. He started out as a driver in the French club rally scene in the nineties, making the switch to co-driver in 1997. Moving up to the WRC class in 2002 marked a defining period in the sport. His partnership with Sébastien was an instant success. The two took their first win in Germany and fell short by a single point in 2003. The next year, they started their amazing run of nine consecutive world championship titles. The duo had a spectacular return in 2018 with a win in Spain and started a new chapter with Hyundai Motorsport in 2019.

      Recent highlights.

      2019

      Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (6)
      Best result: 3rd overall, Rally Chile
      Final classification: 11th

      2018

      Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (3)
      Best result: 1st overall, Rally de España
      Final Classification: 13th

      2015

      One round of the FIA World Rally Championship (1)
      Best result: 8th overall, Rallye Monte-Carlo

      Hyundai Motorsport driver Daniel Elena laughing with a crew member wearing a Hyundai N jacket
      Ayrton Senna – definitely my motorsport idol.

      - Daniel Elena -

      Interests.

      Motorsports, sailing, pétanques.

      Facts about Daniel.

      01. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

       Île Paul Ricard.

      02. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally co-driver?

      Something still in motorsport for sure … and when you’re not a driver or co-driver, there’s not much left! I will say a mechanic.

      03. What is your favourite food?

      Anything… as long as it’s spicy!

      04. Describe yourself in 3 words:

      Jovial, simple and straightforward.