7 Kris Meeke (GBR) 37
Age: WRC starts: 73 WRC wins: 3 WRC titles: 0 WRC podiums: 9 Co-driver: Paul Nagle (IRL) The moment he’s been waiting for. For the first time in his career, Kris Meeke’s in the right place at the right time. He’s spent the last year developing the C3 WRC and building both the car and the Citroen team around himself. He now has the nous, the speed and the wherewithal to take the title.