September: The factory Ford team hadn’t won in the world championship since Jari-Matti Latvala’s victory on Rally Sweden in February. But that all changed when the Finn triumphed on Wales Rally GB following a dominant display in his Fiesta RS WRC. It could have been a Blue Oval one-two had Petter Solberg (pictured right with Latvala) managed to keep Sebastien Loeb at bay on the final day. Instead, the Norwegian settled for third, 0.9s behind Citroen’s nine-time world champion. It would be Solberg’s last podium finish as a works Ford pilot and the last time Latvala would win in Ford colours prior to his close-season switch to Volkswagen.