Drivers / co-drivers: Sebastien Loeb
and Daniel Elena (Citroen Total WRT), Mikko Hirvonen
and Jarmo Lehtinen (BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT) and Francois Duval and Patrick Pivato (BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT).
Olivier Quesnel (Citroen Total WRT).
Win number 46 for you and your fifth win in a row. It's been another great event for you Sebastien.
Yes for sure it's been a perfect weekend for me. From the start we have done the best times. The feeling with the car was really good. We were able to push hard without too many risks. Yes. Perfect.
You have led from the front, almost winning every single stage and have got through without any problems. How cautious were you out there today though?
For sure, today it was two new stages. It's always more tricky when you've only done two times in the recce. On the first time through I take no cuts when I'm first on the road. I know I can get the puncture. Okay, I can lose point three of a second here, okay – I don't want to make a mistake. It was okay.
Dani Sordo retired on day one, did you feel more pressure to complete with good points for the Manufacturers' Championship?
No. I just think about my rally and we do the rest. When Dani retired, it was not more pressure. I work for the team and I couldn't do more than win. With or without Dani, the goal was the same.
Sébastien Ogier has taken the FIA Junior World Rally Championship title here, what have you thought of his performance over the season and how much have you advised him?
I think he's very good. He was doing a rally and he never disappointed. He was always fast and won his category. Now he won the Junior Championship it's very good. It's not every day you see a French driver coming out with a World Championship. He has a good talent and good future. I hope he has the opportunity to show what he can do in a world rally car. I'm confident he will be able to do something well. We will see.
You lead the Drivers' Championship now by 14 points and don't have to win the next two events. What is going to be the approach from you in Japan?
In these conditions it's better just to drive for the points. The pressure is too high when you play for the title. Okay, it's easy to forget this and drive for the win – but no, I drive for the points.
Daniel, we have seen a few changes to the route here, in your opinion has it been one of the toughest rallies?