Sébastien Loeb
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Sébastien Loeb

1974-02-26 (age 47)

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Loeb announces new Dakar co-driver for 2022

Sebastien Loeb has announced Fabian Lurquin as his new co-driver for the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

Loeb calls on XE supplier to fix issues that cost Saudi win Desert X-Prix
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Loeb calls on XE supplier to fix issues that cost Saudi win

Sebastien Loeb has called on Extreme E car builder Spark Racing Technology to “solve” repeat power steering issues that cost the X44 team its chance in the Saudi Arabia final. 

X44's Loeb: Rosberg's team "faster" in Extreme E qualifying
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X44's Loeb: Rosberg's team "faster" in Extreme E qualifying

X44 driver Sebastien Loeb reckons “it’s not a surprise” he and Cristine Gutierrez landed the first-ever Extreme E pole position but accepted Rosberg X Racing was “faster than us”.

Loeb: "Loss of mutual trust" behind split with Elena

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb says "a loss of mutual trust" between him and long-time co-driver Daniel Elena was behind their decision to split after 23 years together.

Loeb splits with co-driver Elena after 23-year partnership

Sebastien Loeb and long-term co-driver Daniel Elena have parted company after 23 years together.

Loeb retires from 2021 Dakar Rally after latest issue

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has retired from the 2021 Dakar Rally after failing to make it to the finish in Monday’s Stage 8.

Loeb focuses on development work after eight-hour stranding

Sebastien Loeb has switched focus to development running and supporting Bahrain Raid Xtreme teammate Nani Roma after his Dakar Rally was wrecked by an eight-hour stop with broken suspension.

Loeb: Dakar 2021 "a race of co-drivers, not drivers"

Sebastien Loeb believes the navigational challenges posed to the crews in the 2021 Dakar Rally has taken the emphasis away from the drivers and made it a “race of co-drivers.”

Loeb stranded in stage after broken suspension arm Dakar
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Loeb stranded in stage after broken suspension arm

Sebastien Loeb’s hopes of a strong finish on his return to the Dakar Rally received a major blow on Friday when he broke a suspension arm on his Prodrive-built BRX1 contender.

Dakar stewards explain penalty which left Loeb furious Dakar
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Dakar stewards explain penalty which left Loeb furious

ASO has explained the reasoning behind the penalty handed to Sebastien Loeb in the 2021 Dakar Rally after the Frenchman labelled the stewards “incompetent” over their decision.

Loeb slams stewards over Dakar Rally speeding penalty Dakar
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Loeb slams stewards over Dakar Rally speeding penalty

Sebastien Loeb has reacted furiously to the speeding penalty given to him by stewards after Stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally, saying “there is no room for incompetence or incompetents”.

Loeb explains nightmare start to 2021 Dakar Rally

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has revealed how a series of navigational errors and punctures left him 24 minutes behind leader Carlos Sainz after the opening stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Loeb: BRX not entering Dakar to be behind Toyota, X-raid

World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb says the Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme team is not entering the Dakar Rally to finish behind established outfits like Toyota and X-raid Mini.

The early setbacks that shaped the WRC's greatest driver Loeb Prime

The early setbacks that shaped the WRC's greatest driver Loeb

A series of close calls in his formative years threatened to leave rallying's top echelon tantalisingly out of reach for the man who would go on to claim nine WRC titles. In an exclusive interview, Sebastien Loeb recalls the key steps on his road to dominance.

WRC legend Loeb to race Hamilton’s Extreme E entry

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb will race for the X44 team founded by Lewis Hamilton in the inaugural 2021 season of the Extreme E all-electric championship.

Why Sebastien Loeb has joined forces with an old enemy for Dakar

Sebastien Loeb remains as committed as ever after 19 years at the top level. Since returning part-time with Citroen to the World Rally Championship in 2018 and continuing in a third Hyundai for the past two seasons, the nine-time champion has managed to add a victory and a further two podiums to his tally.

Loeb "confident" for Dakar after first desert testing

Sebastien Loeb believes the Bahrain Raid Xtreme squad "will do something quite good" in January's Dakar Rally following his first desert test in the team's Prodrive-built car.

Loeb, Roma complete first BRX test ahead of Dakar

The Bahrain Raid Xtreme team has completed its first test with its 2021 Dakar Rally challenger with drivers Sebastien Loeb and Nani Roma.

Loeb joins Prodrive-run Bahrain team for Dakar return
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Loeb joins Prodrive-run Bahrain team for Dakar return

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb will return to the Dakar Rally in 2021 after signing a deal with the Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme team.

Loeb set for Dakar return with Prodrive-run Bahrain team

Sebastien Loeb is set to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally with the Prodrive-run Bahrain Raid Xtreme team, Motorsport.com has learned.

Turkey WRC: Neuville leads as Loeb stars despite setback Rally Turkey
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Turkey WRC: Neuville leads as Loeb stars despite setback

Thierry Neuville holds the lead for Hyundai at the end of the second day of Rally Turkey, delivering some searing stage times as he bids to stay in the race for this year’s FIA World Rally Championship title.

Turkey WRC: Loeb leads for Hyundai after opening day Rally Turkey
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Turkey WRC: Loeb leads for Hyundai after opening day

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb holds the overnight lead in Turkey for the fifth round of the Covid-shortened 2020 season.

Loeb to make Hyundai WRC return in Rally Turkey

Sebastien Loeb will make his second outing of the 2020 WRC season in next month's Rally Turkey, Hyundai has announced.

Loeb says Sweden drop-out decision was his

Sebastien Loeb insists that it was his decision to skip next month's Rally Sweden, after Hyundai announced Craig Breen would take his place for the second round of the WRC season.

Breen replaces Loeb in Hyundai's WRC line-up for Sweden

The Hyundai World Rally Championship team will bring Craig Breen back into its line-up in place of Sebastien Loeb for the second round of the 2020 campaign, Rally Sweden.

Hyundai launches 2020 WRC challenger

Hyundai has revealed the 2020-spec i20 Coupe WRC with which Ott Tanak will attempt to defend his 2019 title.

Germany WRC: Tanak leads Sordo after first stage

WRC points leader Ott Tanak beat his title rivals on the first stage of Rally Germany to take an early lead ahead of Dani Sordo.

Hyundai wants to apologise to Loeb for Portugal problems

Hyundai World Rally team boss Andrea Adamo wants to apologise to Sebastien Loeb for letting him down on Rally Portugal, feeling the nine-time champion's time was wasted.

Is Loeb's return paying off for Hyundai? Prime

Is Loeb's return paying off for Hyundai?

Sebastien Loeb may not be making a full-time return to the World Rally Championship in 2019, but his six-event contract with Hyundai has provided the chance to see how he copes with the championship's new era. It's been a learning experience.

Hyundai facing WRC line-up headache for Finland

The Hyundai World Rally Championship team faces a driver shortage for Rally Finland, with Dani Sordo and Sebastien Loeb reluctant to contest the event and concerns remaining over Andreas Mikkelsen's form.

Loeb to replace Mikkelsen at Hyundai in Portugal

Sebastien Loeb will replace Hyundai's beleaguered Andreas Mikkelsen in next week's Rally of Portugal.

Loeb to contest Rally Chile with Hyundai

Hyundai has announced nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb will contest Rally Chile in May, while Andreas Mikkelsen returns to take on both South American rounds.

Loeb in big testing crash ahead of Rally Sweden

Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena emerged unharmed from a sizeable testing crash ahead of Rally Sweden on Thursday.

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier stays ahead, Loeb takes third

Sebastien Ogier kept a chasing Thierry Neuville at bay during Saturday afternoon’s loop of Monte Carlo Rally stages, as Sebastien Loeb moved up into third place.

Monte Carlo WRC: Tanak leads, troubles hit Loeb and Meeke

Toyota driver Ott Tanak leads the WRC-opening Monte Carlo Rally, while Kris Meeke and Sebastien Loeb both starred early before hitting problems.

Loeb: Monte Carlo a "completely new challenge" now

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has warned that everything will be new to him when he competes for Hyundai for the first time on this weekend's Monte Carlo Rally.

Why Loeb cannot be allowed to give up on Dakar Prime

Why Loeb cannot be allowed to give up on Dakar

Sebastien Loeb has been the fastest man on the Dakar Rally since he first appeared on the legendary event, but he's still not won it after four dramatic attempts. That story cannot end here.

Top 10 Dakar Rally competitors of 2019

Following the conclusion of the 2019 Dakar Rally, Motorsport.com continues its annual tradition of naming the standout performers of the marathon across all classes.

Al-Attiyah seals Toyota's first Dakar win

Nasser Al-Attiyah has claimed a milestone first Dakar Rally win for Toyota in the 2019 edition of the race.

Dakar 2019, Stage 8: Loeb fastest, Al-Attiyah stretches lead

Sebastien Loeb scored his fourth stage win of the 2019 Dakar Rally on Tuesday, as Nasser Al-Attiyah stretched his lead in the overall standings to 46 minutes.

Dakar 2019, Stage 6: Loeb wins, Peterhansel struggles

Sebastien Loeb picked up his third stage win of the 2019 Dakar Rally as the event resumed on Sunday, while Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his advantage at the head of the field.

Loeb's co-driver enraged by Dakar roadbook inaccuracies

Sebastien Loeb's long-time co-driver Daniel Elena says he is so incensed by the inaccurate roadbook on this year's Dakar Rally he would be prepared to quit the event.

Dakar 2019, Stage 5: Loeb dominates longest test

PH Sport Peugeot driver Sebastien Loeb dominated the gruelling fifth stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally, as leader Nasser Al-Attiyah pulled away from Stephane Peterhansel.

Loeb to contest Andros Trophy finale in Paris

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb will race a top-category Elite Pro electric car in the final round of the Andros Trophy winter series in Paris next month.

Dakar 2019, Stage 3: Peterhansel fastest, disaster for Sainz

Stephane Peterhansel secured his first stage win of the 2019 Dakar Rally on Wednesday, while the victory hopes of his X-raid Mini teammate Carlos Sainz were practically dashed.

Dakar 2019, Stage 2: Loeb beats Roma by 8s

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb set the pace through the second stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally in Peru.

Ten things to watch for in the 2019 Dakar Rally

This year's Dakar Rally may be shorter than in previous years, but it's likely to be no less challenging - and the competition will be as fierce as always. Valentin Khorounzhiy and Jamie Klein are your guides to the event.

Loeb will approach Dakar 2019 with "humility"

Sebastien Loeb says he will approach his first Dakar as a privateer with humility and patience when the marathon event starts in Lima on Sunday January 6.

Loeb will "happily" play supporting role for Neuville

Sebastien Loeb has admitted he "happily" signed up to support Hyundai and Thierry Neuville in their bid for World Rally Championship glory next season.

Loeb's lack of testing no concern for Hyundai

Hyundai says it has no concerns about the last-minute nature of Sebastien Loeb’s deal to contest the 2019 Monte Carlo WRC opener with the team.

Hyundai announces two-year Loeb WRC deal

Hyundai has announced a six-round 2019 World Rally Championship deal with Sebastien Loeb, who will share the drive with Dani Sordo.

Loeb agrees 2019 WRC deal with Hyundai

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has signed to drive for Hyundai in the series next year.

Hyundai denies Loeb deal done despite talks

The Hyundai WRC team will start next season with an unchanged line-up, despite speculation that Sebastien Loeb has signed with the Korean manufacturer.

Loeb left out as plans for third Citroen fall through

Sebastien Loeb will not compete in the World Rally Championship next season after Citroen failed to find agreement with sponsor Abu Dhabi to run a third C3 WRC.

Gronholm, Solberg, Loeb urge action to secure World RX future

The biggest names in the World Rallycross Championship are demanding answers from series promoter IMG about the future direction the sport will take.

South Africa World RX: Loeb leads after Saturday

Sebastien Loeb topped the order on the opening day of the South African World Rallycross finale, a month after winning his first WRC event in six years.

Loeb tutors Solberg's son in two-day test

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has tutored Petter Solberg's son, Oliver, in a two-day asphalt test in France.

M-Sport chasing Loeb for 2019 WRC season

M-Sport will attempt to convince Sebastien Loeb to be part of its 2019 World Rally Championship team.

Loeb to return to Dakar as privateer in 2019

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb will contest the 2019 Dakar Rally in a Red Bull-backed private Peugeot.

Loeb admits win makes 2019 WRC campaign more tempting

Sebastien Loeb says his Rally Spain victory has made a 2019 World Rally Championship programme more tempting.