WRC » Citroen in command after day one in NZ


Sebastien Loeb concludes day one in New Zealand at the top of the leaderboard, moving ahead of his team-mate, Mikko Hirvonen in the final test; Evgeny Novikov completes the provisional podium...

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Jenkins - Unregistered

June 22, 2012 10:59 AM

Once again Loeb and the Citroens have a nearly 2 minute lead and both Fords crash out.
I wouldn't be surprised if the WRC doesn't make a return in 2013.

Chris J - Unregistered

June 22, 2012 11:35 AM

At least Petter's still got a chance at a podium. Both Seb and Mikko seem wary that if they make the wrong call on tyres Petter could catch them, though I can't see that happening.

Latvala's admitted that his 2012 title challenge is over, could well have been his last chance with Ogier and the Polo on the way next season. Malcolm's kept saying JML is the #1 driver but now that even Latvala's admitted it's over, if Ford want to keep their small chance of winning a title alive they have to put all their weight behind Petter.

stefanvv

June 22, 2012 2:01 PM
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The JML accident is 100% his fault, he went too deep into that corner, besides he probably didn't need to push that hard at this point, he was little mistaken with the starting order, that's all, and should wait next days for better figthing chances, 30 seconds are not disaster after all, considering all unknowns with the weather conditions.

Correction: he seem to do nothing wrong, there was just some hole in the right of the corner which turned his car, quite unlucky again I guess.

I don't know where Solberg crashed though, probably I missed something:)

What is with Ford. Solberg didn't make decision for the tyres, it was Ford's decision, he just let it go I guess after his mistake in Greece to go with softs when everybody else went with hard, poor Solberg. But if there is heavy rain next to days, his chances with more soft tyres are looking not so bad.

MKD - Unregistered

June 22, 2012 3:04 PM

Petter made wrong tyre choice again, I think it's second time for him this season. It's surely his personal decision but the team should have forced him to use the soft tyres like everybody else.

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