Drivers / co-drivers: Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena (Citroen Total WRT), Dani Sordo and Diego Vallejo (Citroen Total WRT) and Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (Citroen Junior Team).

Team principal: Olivier Quesnel (Citroen Total WRT)

Press conference.

Q:
Sebastien, congratulations on sealing your eighth consecutive win here in Germany, and your 59th WRC victory; has it been a perfect weekend?

Sebastien Loeb:
Yes! It really was a perfect weekend. I had a big battle with Dani [Sordo] at the start. He was pushing hard. I was not able to make a big difference, until the Panzerplatte. After that stage I felt more comfortable.

Q:
After this long stage you did not feel truly 'safe' though?

SL:
No, when you know that you have 48 kilometres to go again you cannot be sure of anything. There are lots of fast narrow parts, which require precise driving. It is easy to hit something. I was concentrated until the end.

Q:
Were there any mistakes this weekend?

SL:
Yes, I missed a junction on Friday, but that was all.

Q:
Congratulations Daniel [Elena], you have a lead of 58 points in the Drivers' and Co-drivers' Championships. You could be able to win the title in Japan.

Daniel Elena:
It is a good advantage in the Championship. Mathematically it is possible. But if you look at last year you can see that you cannot be sure of anything until you have won the title. I would prefer to win in Japan. Because after that you are completely free for the fight in Alsace Rally in France.

Q:
S?b, would you prefer to win the Championship at home in France?

SL:
The most important is to win it. It does not matter where. We will definitely try to go for the win in Japan.

Q:
Dani, congratulations on second position! Germany is a tough event and you also had to get used to a new co-driver - it looks like that partnership worked very well though.

Dani Sordo:
Yes, I am very happy with Diego. I think this result is really good for his first rally in the WRC.

Q:
You were putting pressure on S?bastien (Loeb) during Friday and Saturday morning, when did you realise you could not catch him?

DS:
On the first day the battle with Seb was really, really fun. After the second day we started with his split times. But he started to push harder. On the long stage he was really, really good. His split times were faster and faster. But with him 23 seconds ahead of us I realised that it is not possible to catch up anymore.

Q:
You took four stage wins this weekend, were you happy with your pace? Were there any mistakes during the weekend?

DS:
I am really happy. It is my first time in second place here. Being fifth in the Championship is really good for me; it gives me quite a lot of confidence.

Q:
Diego, congratulations on completing your first WRC event and claiming second position overall. How much pressure did you feel before and during the event to perform at your best?

Diego Vallejo:
It was incredible for me, and because everybody was supporting me a lot. A dream has come true.

Q:
It is the first time sitting next to Dani in a WRC event. Was it a lot of pressure on your shoulders?

DV:
I tried to stay concentrated on the pace notes and on the stages. Dani drove incredibly well. It is really nice to drive with him.

Q:
Sebastien [Ogier], congratulations on third place. We saw you compete and win in the JWRC here in 2008 but this year was a very different prospect in a WRC car. Did you expect to be able to get onto the podium here?

Sebastien Ogier:
I don't know. It was the target. I knew before the rally that the podium would be difficult for me, but I did it - although I am still far away from Seb and Dani. I made it through the rally and I scored good points in the Championship. It is definitely a good result.

Q:
You had a huge battle with Jari-Matti Latvala yesterday, how much were you risking to set those times?

SO:
On the first loop I was too careful in some places, on the second I was pushing a little harder. On the first of the Panzerplatte stages Latvala spun, I overtook him and stayed ahead of him.

Q:
S?bastien, there are two more tarmac events. Do you think you will be able to come closer to Seb and Dani?

SO:
I want to congratulate the others, who were driving incredibly fast here. In France I would like to be closer to them.

Q:
There were some concerns with the car. Did this disturb you at all?

Julien Ingrassia:
The engine stalled several times at hairpin turns. This made us lose some time.

Q:
How did you find Rallye Deutschland?

JI:
You might be fast on tarmac, but here it is very different!

Q:
A Citro?n 1-2-3, it is a perfect result for the team and you are closer to sealing both Championships...

Olivier Quesnel:
Yes it great for Citro?n. Especially considering that we scored this good result here in Germany. The German market is very important for us. Our success here is very good for the image of the brand. It is amazing that we have won here for the eighth time.

Q:
What about the Manufacturers' Championship? There is still a battle going on there.

OQ:
We try to win each rally. This will also be our goal for the next one. We will see what happens.

Question from the floor.

Q: (Bj?rn Pazen - Trierischer Volksfreund, Germany).
Seb, what's your general impression of the event? What do you like the most about Rally Germany, except winning!

SL:
There are a lot of supporters here. This is the closest rally to my home. It is only 200 kilometres from my hometown. A lot of my friends come to watch the event and witness the great atmosphere. I also have a good feeling for the roads. I enjoy driving here.