Sebastian Ogier was given a massive reception in Monaco for his win in this years Rally.
The German marque took top honors in their rookie season.
Great honour, grand celebration: World Championship trophies presented to Volkswagen
For the first time in 10 years, the FIA World Rally Championship trophy has two new names engraved on it.
"You can easily make a mistake and find yourself flying off the road"
The first 25 kilometres of special stage are scheduled for tonight.
All the WRC titles for 2013 will go to the car maker from Wolfsburg.
Volkswagen increased their lead in the Manufacturers’ Championship to 80 points courtesy of a seventh victory of the season for Ogier/Ingrassia and third place for Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila.
The Volkswagen pairings of Latvala/Anttila and Ogier/Ingrassia have gradually worked their way up the overall standings.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia named the new World Rally Champions with Volkswagen on the opening day of Rallye de France Alsace
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia put in the performance of their lives and celebrated their sixth win this season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
Saturday is the longest day at the Rally Australia. The teams will cover another 132.68 kilometres in the course of six Stages.
This was the first time Volkswagen have missed out on a podium place in a season which has seen the team pick up six rally wins in eight rallies.
Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia could secure both the driver and co-driver titles with a win at the ninth round of the FIA World Rally Championship.
World Championship leader Sébastien Ogier’s (F) co-driver had to have an operation on his shoulder at the end of July.