Drivers / co-drivers: Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena (Citro?n Total WRT), Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson (PSWRT) and Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila (BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT).

Team manager: Olivier Quesnel (Citro?n Total WRT)

Press conference.

Q:
S?bastien, you clinch the final win of the season and the last win in the Citro?n C4, congratulations! It was a great battle! How are you feeling?

Sebastien Loeb:
I'm feeling very happy and relieved because it has been a tough battle; really fast and really impressive on this rally. Petter was pushing really hard and I know that he would never give up so I had to push on the limit. I had a few moments yesterday but we had to take those risks and I really wanted to do my best to win, especially here for the last race in the C4. It was something I really wanted and we've done it. I have so many memories of the car. I admire Petter behind the steering wheel, but I also admire what he has done with his team and his motivation to build his own team. I hope he will be with us (next year).

Q:
What has been your best memory with the car?

SL:
For me it was France, two rallies ago. It was an incredible feeling for me and nearly the best moment of my career. I can compare it to my first title in 2002 in Corsica. In France there were so many fans, all my friends and family were there and to have that result in my home town was really great. Maybe it's my best memory of this car.

Q:
How much are you looking forward to 2011 with a brand new car?

SL:
For sure I am looking forward. I am happy to finish with a victory with the C4, and now it is a new challenge and I am happy. We start with a new car, new regulations, and a new driving style. We have a lot of things to learn and improve. For sure a lot of work but I hope it is in the right way for the Championship. It's a good car to drive, and we have to fight a bit more with it.

Q:
Did you feel 'safe' at any point in the rally where you thought 'Okay, Petter can't catch me now'?

SL:
In the middle of the third stage of the day I felt, 'okay, this is going in the right direction' but before that I really had to push hard because in that first stage in the morning we were equal. At the end of that stage I took a little advantage and in the next one he took a little time - I think he hit a stone a little bit. And then the gap was a bit stronger and I was a bit more confident, but 4.1s was not enough to lead. So I started to push in the next one and in the middle of that stage it was okay.

Q:
Daniel, is it a relief to know that you guys have come through with the win after being so close?

Daniel Elena:
When you have Petter behind you it's never easy. Okay, the gap at one stage today was 14.3s and it's easier because you have to keep 0.5 ahead each kilometre. It's easy to have a mistake in this race because it is very muddy. When it rains it is better grip for everybody. With the mud it is very difficult and your concentration must be maximum. When you have Petter snapping at your heels it is not easy.

Q:
Petter, an incredible battle throughout the weekend! You began the day just 4.8 seconds behind S?bastien, but you couldn't seem to match his pace today. Where did it go wrong?

Petter Solberg:
Basically, we go into every rally to fight and that's it. We had good confidence and the car worked really well and we could push hard, but then he took some time in that stage this morning and we didn't have a chance. If it had been raining it would have been much easier to be closer but that's how it is. I had great fun, good fighting and really attacking and it wasn't meant to be. Next year, maybe.

Q:
What about next year then? There are rumours surrounding you about next year and the fact that you are still talking to Citro?n. What is the fact behind that?

PS:
Honestly there is nothing yet for next year. You can talk to as many people as you want but unless anything is happening 100per cent you can't do anything. I am very motivated: I want to drive and I want to fight still, you know? It will come but we just have to see what's happening. If I can't get everything together I just have to find a different sport. There are only two manufacturers in the World Championship of rallying and okay, I think everybody thinks the same as me in that it is a little bit disappointing but what can you do? I can only do my best.

Q:
Eight podiums for you this year, it has been a great season with a huge amount of effort from all the team! You secure third position in the Championship, what does that mean to you?

PS:
Honestly, we can't do better than this. The team has worked flat-out all year and if people think it's easy to just get a proper car and go fast then let me say, it's not easy. There is so much work behind the scenes that goes on and everybody is very pleased to get podiums in the World Championship. Second or third, it doesn't matter, as long as you are on the podium that is the main thing. Personally speaking, I haven't seen my wife and son that much for two years because I've been flying all the time and in meetings with sponsors and testing, and then each rally. So it's maybe lucky I am still married! Okay, we have the same passion luckily.

Q:
Chris, congratulations, second here in Wales. What a season it has been for you coming in from Bulgaria. How are you feeling at the end of it?

Chris Patterson:
It's been a fantastic experience, a real journey. It's been an honour for me. Petter and I work well and have fun and try hard all the time as we're both competitive guys. It's fantastic. Let's hope we can go on from this into next year.

Q:
What the atmosphere in the car between you two like today as you tried to catch S?bastien and Daniel?

CP:
I'm fluent in Norwegian swear words, let me tell you! Yes it is frustrating and both of us are frustrated because we were trying. But there was nothing really we could do.

Q:
Jari-Matti, congratulations on taking third in the event and second in the Championship! How are you feeling?

Jari-Matti Latvala:
At the end of the year it feels really good. Okay, I don't have the same speed as him but at least I can confirm to myself that I have the consistency which I have been missing. Now it is on the level that you can start fighting for the Drivers' title.

Q:
The event got off to a great start on Friday, with a fantastic battle between four drivers. How much on your limit were you on Friday?

J-ML:
I have a lot of experience on this rally now and I started really focused and it felt good. But on Myherin second time through we had a problem with the windscreen. It was getting misty and maybe I was getting frustrated with that and took a wrong line over the crest and took the tyre off the rim. On the last kilometre the tyre exploded and broke the whole corner. Pieces were coming inside the car from the tyre and the carbon pieces from the side panels too, so I thought, okay, I need to back off a lot if I'm to not destroy the car. So I lost even more time with that. But it was my mistake and I thought then that I had lost my chances for the Championship, but luckily we kept going because things changed.

Q:
And how was it today between you and Mikko?

J-ML:
We basically had a free hand until the last stage. I came in front of him, but it wasn't easy. I had a problem with the steering column this morning so I couldn't push as hard as I wanted. Generally I felt I could be quicker than him without the problems, but Mikko was doing a really good job. He drove well all weekend and it was a very nice thing that he did to slow down. I kept going normally until the finish line because I didn't want to know what was happening.

Q:
Miikka, how much are you looking forward to the new season and the new car?

Miikka Anttila:
For sure, we are both looking forward to that car. The car is new, and I think all the cars will be quite equal because they have been developed at the same time. We will also have a new tyre, from Pirelli to Michelin. And I think that also will be an opportunity to make the season difficult. But it will be very interesting.

Q:
After what was not a great year last year, this year has been better, with two wins - one at home and one in New Zealand. How satisfying is it to finish up in the runners up spot?

MA:
It has been very satisfying. I think if I had put a bet on twelve months ago that we would be second in the World Championship I would have made a good salary. But I didn't!

Q:
Olivier, it's a Citro?n that takes the final honours here at Wales Rally GB, a great event for S?bastien and a fantastic 2010 season for the team! But how is development going for the DS3 rally car?

Olivier Quesnel:
The new car is going well and we shall be ready for Sweden next season. The objective remains the same as in previous years, in that we will get the best Championship result we can.

Q:
What about Dani Sordo? Will he still be part of the team in any way?

OQ:
Dani is part of the family because we can't forget that with Dani we have got both titles. He has scored for the Manufacturers' for the last two years and unfortunately we have to find the full budget for Dani so it will be very complicated, but maybe we have an opportunity, we will see.

Q:
What about Petter Solberg? He has done a great job for Citro?n this year. Are you talking to him at the moment about next year? Is there any room for him?

OQ:
If we talk together, I don't think there will be room for any other people!

Questions from the floor.

Q: Martin Holmes (Martin Holmes Rallying, UK).
S?bastien and Olivier, what have been your feelings about your three years with Pirelli?

SL:
For me it has gone better than expected. When we were told about the new regulations about no mousse in the tyre we were a bit afraid that it would cause problems. But I think they have done a very good job. We were able to push everywhere on nearly every surface with strict regulations for the tyre. I think they did a good job.

Q: Greg Strange (World Rally Radio, UK).
S?bastien, what did you mean when you said you'd like Petter "with us" next season. What did you mean? Petter in the WRC or Petter in Citro?n?

SL:
I meant in the WRC. I don't get involved in his discussions with different teams. I meant I really admire what he has done and I hope he can continue.

Q:
Olivier, what about Kimi R?ikk?nen? Is there a place for him with Citro?n next year?

OQ:
We were pleased to get the solution with Petter and Kimi this year and will do our best to find a solution for them both.

Q: Reiner Kuhn (Motorsport Aktuell, Switzerland).
S?bastien, what do you think about the other Sebastian (Vettel) as World Champion today?

SL:
I know him a bit and I'm happy for him. He seems a very nice guy. I am happy for Red Bull as they have titles in Formula 1 and now in WRC. He's done the perfect job today.