Little Seb did very interesting interview with Marca. Here are the best bits or the thing which are the most interesting for me - his relationship with Citroen and Seb Loeb:
Do you miss Citroen?
“No, that’s fine. The only thing I miss is not being able to fight for the championship. When you’re a competitor that’s one thing you miss the most. But I have no regrets – it’s only a matter of one year and it’s aimed at other goals.”
What do you feel when you see Loeb?
“Nothing. Honestly, all the tension in the past between us is over. I have fond memories of Citroën. Now, when I see Sébastien talk to him normally, no problem.”
Do you think about next year as about a vengeance?
“No, no vengeance. I want to compete for the championship and fight for victory.”
How do you deal with fans in France after fighting his idol in rallying?
”At first I think fans did not really like me, but gradually I think I am gaining popularity. Loeb won so many races and titles and I think people saw me as a bit arrogant, perhaps because many times I was not being politically correct.”
It’s nice to see him speaking in let’s say mature way. I was half expected him to strart throwing as much dirt to Citroen and Loeb after he left like a stupid little kid and I am glad he didn’t do so. PS: I really hope he can challenge for the title next year and we will see a huge battle between him and Loeb.
So we will see him everywhere but at New Zealand and Sardinia which is kinda shame. I love Rally New Zealand because it’s always special because it is during the night for me and it usually destroy my already destroyed sleeping pattern even more. Also this rally is always pretty eventfull and only the best drivers are able to survive to the end. Another thing, there are usually (unfortunately) not so many drivers starting because of its location so Thierry would have a good chance to finish quite high in the standings, shame.
Also a big shame about Sardinia because it’s the rally my friends are planning to visit this year which means I am planning to join them. But now when I know it will probably be without Thierry? I just don’t know, maybe he should find another sponsor and go to Sardinia too. Yeah, he definitely should do it.