Rally Finland - Post-event press conference

Yes. We knew we were here to fight for the victory, we expected the flying Finns to be there and Daniel and Seb to be there. Yeah, like every year it's a little gap and it's played on nothing… that's it.

Again, it could have been a Citroen one-two, but when drivers put pressure on themselves one is bound to make a mistake. Should team orders have come into play?

Olivier Quesnel:
What you can see is what happened in both Championships: Manufacturers' and Drivers' – we have a big advance in both, so actually it works well. Seb finished first and Seb Ogier finished third, so we can be pleased.

Do you feel you have pretty much sealed the Manufacturers' title?

I think we are in a good position, but you never know. Looking in the media, the Ford seems to be very fast on tarmac. We see in Germany, but we think the DS3 should be good. We see in Germany.

Question from the floor.

Q: Marco Giordo, Autosprint, Italy.
Sébastien (Loeb), which was the most difficult moment in the rally?

I will say the most difficult moment was in the afternoon today. I have done a good morning and then I saw the conditions were really not good. I knew then that I can lose again everything which I have done in the morning. At this point we were getting close to the victory and then we thought we might lose it again. I think that was the main difficulty.

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Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Citroen DS3 WRC, Citroen Total World Rally Team
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Sebastien Loeb (FRA), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Podium, Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Podium, Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team

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