Said Loeb, "I feel big emotion because it’s the end of a beautiful story." For Citroen, it was their eighth WRC manufacturers’ championship
Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena proved again why they have nine FIA World Rally championships. Dealing with the changing conditions, the French ace is in control of the leaderboard.
Schilke, WRC correspondent
Conditions were cold and bright for the Swedish Rally qualifying session, with light snowfall and a temperature of -5C.
A couple of hours before SS14, 75 per cent of the Turini roads were covered in snow and the white stuff was falling. Then it turned to rain, and the roads became a treacherous mix of snow, slush and water. Carnage ensued.
By David C. Schilke
Nancy Knapp Schilke, WRC correspondent
By: Nancy Knapp Schilke
The unflappable Frenchman has led since the rally’s second stage: Sebastien Loeb holds a lead over Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier by one minute and 47 seconds with one day remaining of the first FIA World Rally event in 2013.
Schilke, WRC Correspondent