In order to be successful, there has to be absolute trust between the Car Chief and the driver. How long did it take you both to build up that level of trust?
"It actually happened relatively quickly, as we are both about the same age. It was obviously also an advantage that we had contested the entire 2012 season together with the Skoda Fabia.
"Since then, there has been a blind understanding between us and we have cooperated absolutely seamlessly. That obviously pays dividends on hectic rally weekends."
You have worked with many drivers. Can you tell us what makes Sebastien Ogier so special, and what makes him stand out from the other drivers?
"Sebastien is definitely determined to win all the time. Ok, nearly all the drivers have that, but it is really extreme in his case. (laughs)
"When it is all or nothing and the rally is underway, he switches into winner mode - and away we go!"
You and your team pamper and look after the Ogier Polo several times every day. When was the last time you washed your wife's car?
"Actually, that happens very rarely. Every so often I will take it to the car wash, or vacuum the seats and floor at the petrol station. But that is about it.
"However, I have yet to hear any complaints that I have only been cleaning Seb's Polo and not her car. After all, that is my work, while her car is private - as such, they are two completely different beasts."