WRC » Matton: Citroen approach 'different' for 2014


Citroen boss Yves Matton hints that Citroen will have a 'different aim' in the 2014 WRC season after a tough 2013.

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M9OXO

November 19, 2013 2:20 AM

Lets hope Meeke gets one of the seats with Citroen, he need a full season not the odd event.....he has the speed & is prepared to push. He would be a regular podium visitor & great to see in WRC.

M9OXO

November 19, 2013 2:47 AM

Lets hope Meeke finally gets one of the seats with Citroen, he needs a full season (or two)... not the odd event. Come on Yves....you know it makes sense !!
He has the speed to challenge for wins & is prepared to push. He would be a regular podium visitor & great to see in WRC. The guy has the talent but has never been given the opportunity...........Sordo is limited over a full season & has had plenty of chances....Hirvonen seems to have lost the will to win & Kubica wants to go back to F1...
So Citroen/Meeke makes sense........do it now !

M9OXO

November 20, 2013 2:48 PM

Yes....bang that Meeke drum some more.....imagine how much more entertaining WRC would be with Meeke in there all year giving it his all in a competitive car.
i was disappointed he missed out to Kubica for Wales, but couldn't really argue after his Aussie crash(es).
What impressive speed though.....& in Finland, before the mobile Russian road block ruined his great run.
Anyway....here's hoping.

DafyddLarcombe

November 25, 2013 10:01 AM

I am certain that Mads and Mikko will be the drivers fro M-Sport

If Matton likes his job he should sign Sordo and Meeke

The only possibility is that Ostberg jumps over to Citroen but that would leave Malcolm to consider Meeke anyway

Im not sure Mads has done enough for Citroen to want him, i think Meeke shows more promise long term

as suspected Kubica struggled at the top, at least Meeke puts in a good few days before going off

DafyddLarcombe

November 27, 2013 10:54 AM

It seems that Yves Matton is talking to Francois Duval about a Full time Return to Citroen in 2014. Im sorry, but if Matton doesnt Like his job he should quit, not get sacked for making such poor decisions

Duval left the WRC back in 2005, that would be a 9 year absence since he was washed up. Duval was very quick on the Black stuff but i dont agree with Malcolm that he was a multiple Champion in the waiting, i didnt see it.

Maybe i will contact Matton for myself lol, not a Big Fan of French cars but Matton must be desperate if they are considering Duval for a Return lol

M9OXO

November 27, 2013 4:40 PM

Duval......another driver that has had plenty of chances & never delivered.... I can't understand the thinking here unless Duval has funding to bring to the team.....(are they doing that now?) can't think of any other reason. Duval is not championship material & everyone knows it. Nothing against the guy but too inconsistant & has to be said he did crash a lot. I can remember his co-driver at the time quitting after what he'd said was one crash too many.
I read that Yves was quoted saying that for next season they intended to do things differently regarding the approach to drivers & the championship. I understood that to mean working outside the box to some extent, but to sign Duval again is quite the opposite, completely uninspired thinking...... for me, Sordo & Meeke would be the way to go. I'm no really fan but you could argue Sordo might still have more to give, although his Rally Germany win proved nothing to me as too many others had retired, Ok he did stayed on the road (his su

ALangheck

November 28, 2013 12:03 PM

Duval?? Surely a backwards step. In terms of talent, there were few better. However, it needs more than talent to succeed. Hard work and discipline are other qualities needed. Something Francois didn't have. I also don't think he was managed or advised properly. He should have stayed at M-Sport Ford, and I'm sure he could have been a success under the tutelage of Malcolm.

But, he didn't. His time as a Factory driver has been and gone.

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