Yves Matton is potentially tempting Thierry Neuville back to the Citroen fold, but I’m not so sure that’s a match made in heaven given the history.
That aside, Neuville is a fast driver, but possibly not so easy to manage.
Craig Breen is different. Proven, hungry and on form. We should remember his resolve and mental strength after the death of Gareth Roberts in the co-driver’s seat. It’s a tough call to put the trauma of that event to one side. Fine qualities that can buoy a driver when things aren’t going their way and this approach can help a team pull together and triumph in the face of adversity.
Take a look at the drivers like Kris Meeke and Sebastien Ogier. They have the mental strength to focus on the job. There are others like Jari-matti Latvala whose heads drop and performance nose dives.
Turning to running order (yawn), am I not right in saying that in yesteryear it was the case that car one ran first on the road for the entire rally? Even Ogier seems to have packed up shop on running order. Jost Capito has dragged this up again and his comments about Meeke’s win meaning nothing, and at best are plain bad manners. At least Captio will be in F1 soon. Bye bye Jost. Richard Weaver Via email