Sebastien Loeb: Winner of nine FIA World Rally Championship crowns, the 38-year-old French legend will contest four rounds of the 2013 WRC.
Dani Sordo: Spaniard, 29, returns to Citroen after two seasons away and is still chasing his maiden victory in the global series.
Yves Matton: The respected 45-year-old from Belgium is Citroen Racing’s hard-working director and will be calling the shots throughout the 2013 WRC campaign while overseeing a staff of some 210 people.
Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi: Not only will Al-Qassimi, 40, contest eight rounds of next year’s WRC alongside his Middle East campaign in a Citroen DS3 RRC, he is also an ambassador for Abu Dhabi and a mentor for the Abu Dhabi Racing project for young drivers.
Mikko Hirvonen: Tasked with chasing manufacturers’ championship points on all 13 rounds of the WRC in 2013, the 32-year-old Finn has finished runner-up - to Loeb - in the drivers’ table on four occasions.
Jarmo Lehtinen: Hirvonen’s co-driver since 2000, the 43-year-old from Finland has always been an experienced companion for his younger countryman.
Carlos del Barrio: Sordo’s co-driver since 2011, del Barrio, 44, is a keen long distance runner when he’s not competing. Has previous Citroen dealings including stints with Jesus Puras and with Xevi Pons in privately-entered Xsara WRCs.
Scott Martin: New to the Citroen fold, the 31-year-old Briton is Matthew Wilson’s former co-driver and teams up with Al-Qassimi following a successful start to their partnership on the recent Dubai International Rally.
Missing in action: Daniel Elena, Sebastien Loeb’s wingman since 1997 wasn’t able to attend the Abu Dhabi launch but will partner Loeb in 2013, as usual.