Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R WRC during the fourth day of France's WRC Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R during the fourth day of France’s Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier celebrated his world title by winning the Rally France on Sunday while nine-time world champion ’s last race ended in a crash.

Ogier took the overall lead by winning the three morning stages before containing his rivals in the three afternoon stages. The Frenchman clinched the world title on Thursday when of Belgium failed to win the power stage.

AUTO-RALLY-FRA-WRCIn the rain-soaked stage 15, Loeb’s Citroen DS3 slid wide on a corner and rolled before landing on its roof. The French driver was not injured in the crash.

With a cushion of 13.7 seconds after stage 17, Ogier could afford to drive less aggressively in the afternoon. Dani Sordo of Spain, Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland and Neuville each won one of the last three stages.

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