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).

Team principal: Olivier Quesnel (Citroen Total WRT).

Press conference.

Q:
Win number 46 for you and your fifth win in a row. It's been another great event for you Sebastien.

Sebastien Loeb:
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.

Q:
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?

SL:
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.

Q:
Dani Sordo retired on day one, did you feel more pressure to complete with good points for the Manufacturers' Championship?

SL:
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.

Q:
S?bastien 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?

SL:
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.

Q:
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?

SL:
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.

Q:
Daniel, we have seen a few changes to the route here, in your opinion has it been one of the toughest rallies?

Daniel Elena:
No. This year's okay. Okay sometimes it's tough for the tyres, but the same as other years. Some places you don't cut because there's no mousse (in the tyres). For me the tyre is working well and S?bastien has a good feeling. If you have more punctures it's because you need to drive more safely.

Q:
Mikko, it's second position at the end of the rally, brought about by team orders for the second time in two events. How tough is it for you as a competitor to accept that you haven't achieved this position on your own merit?

Mikko Hirvonen:
Well for sure it's not the way you want to get to the podium. In the end, I understand the team's point; they want to keep the Championship alive. This is the way they want to play it, so I accept it.

Q:
Away from team orders, your speed was better than Spain; were you happy with your pace over the first two days?

MH:
We had good speed on Friday and Saturday - better than Spain. There's still a lot of work to do to get on pace with Citro?ns; still a lot of work to do.

Q:
How hard were you pushing to fight with S?bastien?

MH:
I tried. But when I tried to attack him harder I felt my times were getting worse. It was better to have a steady pace. Hmm, not a steady pace, but I had to go as quick as I could but not to start the car sliding.

Q:
What are your thoughts now on the Drivers' Championship?

MH:
It's going to be almost impossible to take it. Even if I win, he only needs six points. It's going to be difficult but you never know. As long as mathematically it's possible we will go for it.

Q:
A puncture spoiled the party for you in New Zealand, and the same thing happened here. How did you feel when you finally reached the end of the opening stage this morning?

Jarmo Lehtinen:
I think from the onboard you can see, I said: "No it's not happening again..."

Q:
I see you have a plaster on your finger there..."

JL:
It shows how much adrenalin works. There's one clip on the bumper you need to take out when we had the puncture. Normally you need the pliers, but this time I did it with my bare hands and the thumb came up straight away.

Q:
Fran?ois, another great weekend for you. We don't see you at every round of the WRC, you must be pleased with your performance here?

Francois Duval:
It's really a good rally for me. No mistakes. No punctures. It's a good rally, but it's not possible to catch S?bastien. I am happy with my result.

Q:
You were confident before you began this event, how much were you pushing this weekend?

FD:
I was pushing so much the first time. All the time I had the splits in the car, all the time they said four or five to S?bastien, so I think I prefer no risk. I prefer to stay on the road and finish third, it's good.

Q:
Third position overall here; is your result going to help in your efforts to find sponsorship for next year?

FD:
It's not sure. It's difficult for me to drive the full Championship. I stay inside the top four or five in Japan and it's good for me. The rally is new for everybody, but I don't drive much on gravel - it's difficult for me. I only drove in New Zealand (this year), but I'll try my best.

Q:
We will see you back with the Stobart team for Japan and GB; what are you hoping for on those gravel events?

FD:
No tactics for me. I learn the car again. I am so confident even if Japan is difficult.

Q:
A tough event here in Corsica, was it enjoyable?

Patrick Pivato:
Yes. It's a very good rally for me. It's very nice to have this result for me on the last two rallies.

Q:
S?bastien takes maximum points, but Dani retired on day one so the Manufacturers' Championship is still alive...

Olivier Quesnel:
Anyway for Japan, we need to be second and first and we will be both the pilot and manufacturers champions. But first we must finish. We only lost four points (to Ford). Okay, there are only two rallies left. We are, I would say, confident.

Q:
What about S?bastien Ogier Olivier - he has done a superb job claiming the JWRC title. Will we see him in a world rally car this season?

OQ:
I don't know. We are going to see. First we want him to be Junior Champion. He is. Now we are going to see this week what can happen with him. We are very happy to have him with Citro?n Sport. It's very hard to find something good for him. We want him to become quite a great driver.

Question from the floor.

Q: Markus Stier (Rallye das Magazin, Germany).
Olivier, what about the tactics?

OQ:
I think Malcolm Wilson (Ford) was quite good at school, quite good at mathematics. That's rallying. It's not our problem. We make our race and Ford do what they have to do. I have nothing to say about this.