Drivers / co-drivers: Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Motorsport), Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Motorsport) and Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson (Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT).

Team principal: Jost Capito (Volkswagen Motorsport).

Press conference

Q:
Congratulations Jari-Matti, this is a great win. How do you feel?

Jari-Matti Latvala:
When you have a bad season, it feels like you are winning half of the season! It's special. Winning the world title, I don't know how it is, you have to ask Sebastien. I can only imagine this, but at least my position, this victory feels amazing.

Q:
Talk us through it, you came into the event with your confidence very high...

Jari-Matti Latvala:
I didn't perform so well in Poland. I crashed on the last stage. After that I decided to do everything I could to win this rally. Mentally, I was ready for the event. I had a good test, all things were done and we prepared carefully. The only thing I needed to concentrate on when I came here was for the driving.

Q:
Did you have to raise the game?

Jari-Matti Latvala:
I was maybe the most worried on Ouninpohja; Seb [Ogier] did an amazing time in 2013 there and I had not been fast in 2012 and 2013. I knew the stage was pretty important and there was a lot of pressure, but I believe I managed to do a good performance. Kris [Meeke] and Seb were pushing me hard, especially Sebastien. He was even stronger this year, but also I was driving a bit faster than last year.

Q:
Are you the king of Ouninpohja now?

Jari-Matti Latvala:
Well, that sounds quite nice. Everything came together on this one. It's a classic stage, but Myhinpaa is amazing as well and Sebastien had a great run in there. There are special characteristics in both of these stages, the most demanding in the rally, but the ones where you can make a difference.

Q:
Was there a time when you felt more comfortable with the gap?

Jari-Matti Latvala:
After Surkee, the second to last stage, when I managed to get five seconds difference then I could relax a little bit more - it was heading in the right direction and we had almost 10s now. It starts to be more under control.

Q:
Does this boost the confidence? More Jari-Matti wins now?

Jari-Matti Latvala:
It definitely gives me more confidence, but the next one is Germany and I think we need more preparation for that!

Q:
Miikka, congratulations, how special was that?

Miikka Anttila:
It was as special as last year, it was a proper fight all the time. To be honest I am very happy, especially with the fight ending like this. It's not possible to mask my feelings. I have to say, I am smiling and I feel very, very relieved.

Q:
What was your preparation like?

Miikka Anttila
We had a couple of weeks holiday and some time with family, being up with the baby in the morning was nice, but then you have to go to work again. Finland gives the same points as any other rally, but for Finns, this is something special - to do it two times in a row is very special.

Q:
There was some pressure this morning though?

Miikka Anttila:
I was a bit nervous before the first time through. We had never done the stage in this direction, but when it came to the power stage, it was just one of the stages of the rally... I didn't feel any particular nerves. We had 13 seconds in the morning and when you look at the whole rally, you know it is going to be okay. There was no room for the mistakes, but we prepared like normal and it was no problem.

Q:
Sebastien, you don't like to be second I know, but how do you feel this time?

Sebastien Ogier:
This weekend I must be happy with this one. We tried pretty hard, we gave a lot. I often mentioned that maybe I was missing the commitment - this is something I would like to clarify: I did not give more than 100 per cent, but whatever I had I gave and we had a pretty good rally. It wasn't the perfect one. I have to accept that Jari-Matti was quicker this weekend, sometimes you have to accept that you can be beaten and this weekend they did that.

Q:
When did you think the win had gone?

Sebastien Ogier:
I knew on Saturday at midday, when I knew I was going to the second loop and I would struggle again. I knew I had a chance, but it was a very small one - but I would not give up. The first stage I made the perfect stage, but I was only one tenth quicker. Then the rain came and I had an opportunity at this moment, but unfortunately I hit the rock and I lost my chance in this moment. Then Jari-Matti took five more seconds and then it was more or less over and we settle for second place which is good for the championship.

Q:
Great run through the power stage, though...

Sebastien Ogier:
That was one of the best of the rally. It had similar characteristics to Ouninpohja, but at 135kph average speed this is one of the fastest. On the first run, it was not so easy, but we were not in the fight so we could validate the notes and then have a good last push. I really enjoyed it and that's seven power stages in a row, which sounds not too bad. I'm happy with that.

Q:
What are your preparations for Germany now?

Sebastien Ogier:
The preparations will be no different for me. The two last years were a disaster for me in Germany. For two and a half years we make a good performance, but not in Germany - I can say in Germany we have been really bad. I hope we can change that. For me, it's important, and for the team it would be nice to make them happy with the perfect one. We have some job in front of us.

Q:
Julien, how do you feel?

Julien Ingrassia:
I think I left some of my brain in some of those jumps, it might take me a bit longer for the answer...! When Jari-Matti and Miikka come and ask you if you were flat-out on the jump - it matters...

Q:
As an event, what do you think of Finland?

Julien Ingrassia:
We were quite surprised to see how many spectators there were in this region, they really support the rally and that's a good point. They love the rally here. The stages are very demanding and we know this is one of the most dangerous; it's the fastest and craziest and there are also two others: Monte Carlo and Sardinia. They are also very difficult, but in another way. You must come 100 per cent in mind and be really straight in your legs here.

Q:
Mads, congratulations on third - you went well from the start here?

Mads Ostberg:
Yes, it was definitely a good weekend. I struggled a lot three weeks ago [in Poland] but turned it around. I was a bit slow on Friday morning, but since then I caught quite a good rhythm. Okay, I was not able to fight completely at the top, but we managed to keep the pressure for the podium and in the end we are here. It's a nice result and a good comeback.

Q:
You had a pre-event test, that was important?

Mads Ostberg:
Yeah for sure, it was the key. I'm very pleased we were able to give that back to the team. When we are pushing together it pays off. Everybody is very happy.

Q:
Did you have more pace to give or didn't you want to take the risk?

Mads Ostberg:
I didn't make the perfect stage all weekend. I tried many, many times and was close, but the final little touch was so difficult some times. I tried too hard in some stages, but I was a bit over the edge. I didn't want to destroy anything, I wanted the points and I tried to be a bit clever. I wanted to be fast and to manage this very well and when the rain came I decided to be clever. I knew I had to bring some confidence from this rally onto the tarmac, which is a big challenge for me.

Q:
You seemed to enjoy yourself...

Mads Ostberg:
It's been one of those rallies where you really enjoy every bit. I said so many times, I don't know any other way to say we have fun. Even on the stages when I try to slow down to secure the position, blah, blah, blah, I just couldn't really do it - I was having so much fun!

Q:
Does this result help for next year?

Mads Ostberg:
Obviously it helps. I don't want to stop and I don't think I should when I'm third in the championship, but it's important to continue to perform.

Q:
Jonas, did you enjoy it?

Jonas Andersson:
It was a fantastic weekend. The conditions have been very, very good. I enjoyed every metre of it. On the second Jukojarvi, in the rain, it was not so good. Apart from that, it was great. This was a really good weekend and everybody in the team has done an amazing job, the car and the performance has been great.

Q:
What's your preparation for Germany like?

Jonas Andersson:
We have some testing, then me and Mads do our preparation and hopefully we can be as well prepared as this event. It's not an easy event for us, but we will push on to make a good performance in three weeks.

Q:
Jost, how do you feel about the team performance?

Jost Capito:
This team result, one-two in Finland, is something we can all dream about and go for. Everybody has seen the drive, the performance of our four boys. We are very proud of them but also the sporting behaviour and how they respect each other, which is even better than their driving skills. Their behaviour is a role model and it makes Volkswagen around the world very proud.

Q:
What do you think of this rally?

Jost Capito:
We have said 1000 times this rally is the rally. Everything is perfect. It starts with the organisation and the location of the service park - the whole town is close to the service park. The stages are quite close and look at the number of fans and the behaviour of the fans and security of the event. I think this is the role model for the WRC and a big thanks to the organisers for year after year perfection.

Q:
Volkswagen has been dominant in the championship, but your home event has been tough to crack. Will you do anything different going home for the next round?

Jost Capito:
Yes, very different. The guys promised my boss we will [win] this year, once it's done I can go back to the holiday! We had some bad luck last year and it can happen again, we are happy to face it again and we will do our best and be well prepared.

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