Rallye Monte Carlo 2013

Information

Date and time SS Information
19. 01. 2013 20:30 CET 18 Stage is cancelled.
19. 01. 2013 20:14 CET 18 Conditions on SS: stage is mostly wet with some slush parts and wet, raining whole stage, temperature around 0
19. 01. 2013 17:10 CET 18 Start of stage is delayed for 25 minutes. New start time is 22:06.
19. 01. 2013 20:29 CET 17 Stage is cancelled.
19. 01. 2013 20:12 CET 17 Conditions on SS: first 18 kms mixture of snow and ice, last 5 kms downhill lot of slush and raining, temperature on top of Turini is -1
19. 01. 2013 17:09 CET 17 Start of stage is delayed for 25 minutes. New start time is 21:23.
19. 01. 2013 20:52 CET 16 Due to road blocked before SS 17 and in the impossibility to join the start of SS 18 the Clerk of the Course decided to stop rally at the TC 16C.
19. 01. 2013 20:23 CET 16 SS 17 and SS 18 are cancelled.
19. 01. 2013 18:32 CET 16 Stage stopped after st.no. 47 because of spectators incident. Other crew will obtain notional time.
19. 01. 2013 18:29 CET 16 flash info (51 - Chardonnet Sébastien / De La Haye Thibault): Everything is OK, we are driving safely to be in finish.
19. 01. 2013 18:27 CET 16 flash info (33 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): We were really, really safely.
19. 01. 2013 18:27 CET 16 flash info (42 - Burri Olivier / Duval Guillaume): This is not rally. It is too tough and too slow. I dont like it.
19. 01. 2013 18:26 CET 16 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): It is very difficult stage, there were some places with fog. On the top of Turini I made a big spin, so I think spectators were happy with us.
19. 01. 2013 18:25 CET 16 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): You can see on my car that it is snowing. I hit the barrier just on the edge of Turini, but it is really very difficult stage. Now it is getting more frozen.
19. 01. 2013 18:22 CET 16 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): There is lot of very hard rain, so I was trying to stay in the line. I was driving very carefully. But on the top is heavy snowing, in the night it will be difficult.
19. 01. 2013 18:19 CET 16 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): I hit something with the rear on the beginning of the stage, I was too wide. I broke the wheel and after that I had problems with the brakes. We are here and we will try to fix it and go to finish.
19. 01. 2013 18:17 CET 16 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): I think that Mads got a puncture. This time I drove very safely, I didnt took any risk. I am not confident in this condition.
19. 01. 2013 18:13 CET 16 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): My strategy is to bring car safely home, but it is not easy in this conditions. I made only one mistake when we went on top of the slush, but I am driving carefully.
19. 01. 2013 18:08 CET 16 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): It was really, really tough. When I have seen that Mikko is on split slow on stage, so I have slowed down too.
19. 01. 2013 18:03 CET 16 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Not easy stages. We are very safe now, nothing to play.
19. 01. 2013 18:02 CET 16 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It is really uninteresting to drive on this conditions. There are two lines and if you are going out of lines, you will crash. So I was driving slowly in the lines.
19. 01. 2013 17:39 CET 16 Condition on SS: first 16 kms on snow and ice, last 7 kms dowhnill slush, temperature is going down
19. 01. 2013 17:08 CET 16 Start of stage is delayed for 25 minutes.
19. 01. 2013 16:38 CET 15 (39 - Protasov Yuriy / Sikk Kuldar): problems with windscreen
19. 01. 2013 16:34 CET 15 flash info (42 - Burri Olivier / Duval Guillaume): It is really crazy, it is not possible to drive. Shit.
19. 01. 2013 16:33 CET 15 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): Conditions are really difficult. We were driving normal speed, no big risk and not so slow.
19. 01. 2013 16:32 CET 15 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): It was incredible. We had big moments in last stage. I am afraid because our tyres are not in good condition. We must stay on road till finish.
19. 01. 2013 16:31 CET 15 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): We were driving very slowly as there was lot of water and snow in the line. I am really afraid about next stage.
19. 01. 2013 16:29 CET 15 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): In the stage before we were very strong. Here we were driving very carefuly, because it is very narrow and easy to make a mistake.
19. 01. 2013 16:27 CET 15 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): It was very interesting. We had not time to change tyres before the stage, so I was too careful with the studs before next Turini.
19. 01. 2013 16:20 CET 15 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): Turini was the most difficult stage I have ever done in my career. This stage was good, but nothing is over yet. We are now going back to Turini.
19. 01. 2013 16:19 CET 15 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): This stage is also difficult with lot of melted snow and ice on the top, but it is ok. Previous one was unbelievable.
19. 01. 2013 16:14 CET 15 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was little bit more easy, it was better much than previous one which was really crazy.
19. 01. 2013 16:13 CET 15 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): First stage was terrible, lot of snow and water, aquaplaning all the time, no chance to drive the car. this one was better.
19. 01. 2013 14:59 CET 15 Conditions on SS: almost whole stage is full of slush, raining, temperature around 0
19. 01. 2013 17:50 CET 14 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): There was more wet snow on the road than I expected and car would not turn in to the corner and we hit a wall quite heavily, very disappointing for the team. :-(
19. 01. 2013 16:59 CET 14 retired (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Granai Lorenzo): accident in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 16:59 CET 14 retired (93 - Vukasovic Laurent / Groux Steve): accident in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 16:58 CET 14 retired (79 - Blanc Marco / Mometti Roberto): accident in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 16:58 CET 14 retired (100 - Métiffiot Stéphane / Métiffiot Pierre-André): accident in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 16:58 CET 14 retired (94 - Panciatici Nelson / Padovani René): accident in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 16:53 CET 14 retired (72 - Foulon Alain / Nicolet Christiane): accident in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 16:28 CET 14 retired (75 - Aymard Jérôme / Aymard Sandrine): technical problem before SS 14
19. 01. 2013 16:21 CET 14 retired (86 - Maurage Mathieu / Levratti Anderson): accident in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 16:03 CET 14 flash info (39 - Protasov Yuriy / Sikk Kuldar): This is not stage, this is difficult road.
19. 01. 2013 16:02 CET 14 flash info (33 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): It was crazy, so crazy. Ok, we are in the finish.
19. 01. 2013 16:01 CET 14 flash info (42 - Burri Olivier / Duval Guillaume): Shit. Very very difficult. It is very hard stage. Ojojojoj.
19. 01. 2013 16:00 CET 14 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): It was the toughest stage I have ever drove. It was really terrible. I didnt have new stads, car was not turning, no tracktion. I have seen lot of cars around the road.
19. 01. 2013 15:59 CET 14 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): It was so so difficult. It was really crazy. I have seen lot of cars crashed on the stage. We have passed Kościuszko on the stage.
19. 01. 2013 15:57 CET 14 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): My right leg is like hell, because I was pushing braking throttle almost 50% of the stage. I was not driving in racing mode, shifting only 1st and 2nd gear. It is not about racing, it is about stay on the road. It was really crazy evening.
19. 01. 2013 15:56 CET 14 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It is a good time, but my pace notes were very bad. I drove carefully, it was very slippery but it was nice to do a good time.
19. 01. 2013 15:55 CET 14 retired (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): accident in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 15:54 CET 14 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): I am really shocked. I can walk through this stage faster. I am allowed to swear to the radio? It was clean and nice stage, I enjoy it. And to say the truth - it was disaster. Lot of snow and wet places. We are not driving the cars.
19. 01. 2013 15:52 CET 14 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): Unbelievable. Never been that difficult. There were absolutely no grip on the stage.
19. 01. 2013 15:46 CET 14 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Jevgenij hit something after the start, he is continuing slowly. It is very difficult not to make a mistake, especially in final downhill it is very tricky.
19. 01. 2013 15:44 CET 14 retired (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): broken wheel in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 15:40 CET 14 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was really hard, 20 km/h on lot of parts. I hit two times barrier, is my car damaged?
19. 01. 2013 15:39 CET 14 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It is really shit. Unbelievable. It is mixture of wet a snow. We had absolutely no grip. We were driving very slow, about 30 km/h on straight sections. If we will push more, we will destroy whole car. But we have made line for cars behind.
19. 01. 2013 15:29 CET 14 (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): Lost wheel 1 km after start, continue on three wheels
19. 01. 2013 15:28 CET 14 retired (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): accident in SS 14
19. 01. 2013 15:17 CET 14 Fog is reported before finish of stage
19. 01. 2013 15:17 CET 14 Tyre choice: VW and Bouffier 6x used studded tyres, Ford and Citroen 4x used studded tyres and 2x winter tyres without studs
19. 01. 2013 14:57 CET 14 Condition on SS: first 16 kms on snow and ice, last 7 kms dowhnill slush and rain
18. 01. 2013 16:22 CET 13 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): I have managed problem with batter, I am happy that we are here. I tried to drive safely, now we must manage to the service.
18. 01. 2013 16:21 CET 13 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): We were without any problems, I am trying to get my pace. We have lost studs on our tyres before we have arrived to ice part.
18. 01. 2013 16:14 CET 13 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): It was very slippery again, much more than before. Almost whole stage was dry, but five kms was lot of ice.
18. 01. 2013 16:13 CET 13 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): We did quite good stage, but we had absolutely wrong tyres. We take some time from Juho, but it was not good to drive with winter tyres on dry tarmac. But I have learned a lot. I am looking forward to go down to French riviera.
18. 01. 2013 16:11 CET 13 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): On stage it was ok, but I had four tyres with studs, so it was not good. When I arrived to ice part, I had almost no studs in tyres. It was nice to drive on dry tarmac.
18. 01. 2013 16:08 CET 13 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): Very nice stage. We had four winter tyres, it was not the best. Interesting to found where we finally lost time. I am really bit disappointed with the time. Tomorrow is a new day.
18. 01. 2013 16:06 CET 13 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Now I started the confident with the car, everything is perfect, I am going faster. Lets have more similar stages like Sisteron.
18. 01. 2013 16:04 CET 13 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): It was not good for me, I was too much cautious in the middle of stage. I was braking too much, I have problems with overheating brakes, which was bad in last downhill.
18. 01. 2013 16:02 CET 13 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): I have two studdy and two winter tyres, it was good in the middle on icy passage, but I have lost on the rest. But today it was good.
18. 01. 2013 16:01 CET 13 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I am happy with this stage, tyre choice was good. I had good feeling with the car, it was little bit sliding, but ok.
18. 01. 2013 16:00 CET 13 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Tyre choice was ok, very comfortable, especially on ice, no problems, absolutely no risk.
18. 01. 2013 15:59 CET 13 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): I think this was right tyre decision (mixture of super soft and winter tyres). Not the most exciting but it is the fastest choice.
18. 01. 2013 15:52 CET 13 (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): stalled in hairpin
18. 01. 2013 13:26 CET 13 Condition on SS: 5 kms in the middle on ice, other parts are dry
18. 01. 2013 14:16 CET 12 flash info (42 - Burri Olivier / Duval Guillaume): It is not good, no feeling with the tyres.
18. 01. 2013 14:15 CET 12 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): We had a problem on road section, because cable from battery is broken. We have tried to fix it, but during stage it has broken again, so we have stopped and fixed it. I hope we will finish the section.
18. 01. 2013 14:13 CET 12 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): We had a problem with the pacenotes, gravel crew didnt make precise work so I trust believe in pacenotes so much. (full studded tyres)
18. 01. 2013 14:11 CET 12 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): Conditions are changing all the time, not all tyres on same surface. Very difficult to stay on the road. (full studded tyres)
18. 01. 2013 14:09 CET 12 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): It was very dirty, I had one big moment, I was surprised there was so lot of mud, but car is working very well. (full studded tyres)
18. 01. 2013 14:07 CET 12 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It was very difficult. I was driving carefully, but I have some clutch problems. I am quite satisfied with the time. (full studded tyres)
18. 01. 2013 14:05 CET 12 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): It was quite long and difficult stage. Luckily I am here. (crossover - 2 studded and 2 winter)
18. 01. 2013 14:02 CET 12 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It is quite strange, Mikko Hirvonen has been very quick. I thought I was driving quite good, but now I see it was not so good. (full studded tyres)
18. 01. 2013 14:01 CET 12 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): It is almost every stage, conditions are still changing. It was difficult stage, but I am quite happy with driving. Novikov was really fast. (front studded, rear super soft)
18. 01. 2013 13:55 CET 12 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): It was very slippy, very narrow. OK, everything is OK, I am enjoying the driving. (fully studded tyres)
18. 01. 2013 13:54 CET 12 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Rear of the car was moving a lot. On the beginning I had almost a spin and after that I was not driving very well. Road is getting more dirty, but it is difficult to find where are the dirty places. (front studded, rear super soft)
18. 01. 2013 13:51 CET 12 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was quite difficult stage. I think it is getting a bit worse because you are putting snow from the kerb on the road. (front studded, rear super soft)
18. 01. 2013 13:50 CET 12 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was very tricky stage, not nice to drive. You never had two tyres on same grip. It was difficult to keep the car straignt. (front studded, rear super soft)
18. 01. 2013 13:27 CET 12 Citroen and VW 4x studded + 2 super soft, M-Sport 4x studded + 2x winter, Bouffier 6x studded, Hänninen 2x studded + 4x winter
18. 01. 2013 13:25 CET 12 Tyre choice: different tyre choices from drivers for next loop, usually mixture of studded tyres with winter tyres or soft slicks
18. 01. 2013 13:20 CET 12 Condition on SS: mixture of ice, snow a damp, changing every corner
18. 01. 2013 09:56 CET 11 flash info (39 - Protasov Yuriy / Sikk Kuldar): Everything is ok, but stage was little bit difficult. Everything is ok, no problems.
18. 01. 2013 09:55 CET 11 flash info (33 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): It is fantastic drive, weather is really nice.
18. 01. 2013 09:54 CET 11 flash info (42 - Burri Olivier / Duval Guillaume): Not the best start. With the car is no problem, but with driver.
18. 01. 2013 09:53 CET 11 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): Stage was very difficult, very slippery, so we didnt risk and drove careful.
18. 01. 2013 09:52 CET 11 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): It is very well, we have changed setup and car is working much better. Also in my head it is better.
18. 01. 2013 09:50 CET 11 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): It was very slippery in the middle of the stage, I had a big spin and finished in the ditch, we are lucky we are here.
18. 01. 2013 09:47 CET 11 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): It is quite ok, especially on first tarmac part. I am still improving on tarmac with studded tyres.
18. 01. 2013 09:47 CET 11 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): I went out of the road, we were blocked and have lot of time here. I am happy that I can continue thanks to the spectators.
18. 01. 2013 09:43 CET 11 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): I should have been a little bit more smooth in the downhill, I was pushing too much in downhill, to much sideways. With this car it is possible to do much more better.
18. 01. 2013 09:41 CET 11 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It is better, I am happy with the car now. Biggest problem is that I dont know this stage, I was doing it maybe 5 years ago. We are getting closer to Mikko Hirvonen.
18. 01. 2013 09:40 CET 11 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): Few moments on the stage, it was very slippery there. I need to push harder.
18. 01. 2013 09:39 CET 11 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): I was trying to fight. It was good stage but there are still two stages to go today.
18. 01. 2013 09:38 CET 11 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): We had a spin in high speed in the middle of the stage. We hit the snowbank with the front of car, lost about 15 sec.
18. 01. 2013 09:34 CET 11 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was not easy, I dont know this stage so much, it is my first time here in WRC car. I prefer to be safe, I can be much faster. I am ok.
18. 01. 2013 09:31 CET 11 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): Incredible stage. It was nicest stage of the rally, lot of snow with big snowbanks. I didnt take a risk on the stage. Maybe we will loose some time, but we are in finish.
18. 01. 2013 09:08 CET 11 Conditions on SS: first 9 kms damp, rest is full snow with fog on highest places.
17. 01. 2013 17:41 CET 10 flash info (39 - Protasov Yuriy / Sikk Kuldar): It was good day, but from previous stage we have broken handbrake.
17. 01. 2013 17:40 CET 10 flash info (33 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): It is fantastic, we are really happy, car is nice. But rally is very long.
17. 01. 2013 17:39 CET 10 flash info (42 - Burri Olivier / Duval Guillaume): With new setup it is better, this stage was good for me.
17. 01. 2013 17:38 CET 10 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): I had my first spun in a WRC car, it was a big spun, spectators helped us back to the road. I try to little bit harder. I think it is the best rally to find better connection with this car.
17. 01. 2013 17:34 CET 10 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): It was really good day for us, we had no problems and times were good.
17. 01. 2013 17:33 CET 10 retired (24 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): technical problem - suspension arm in SS 10
17. 01. 2013 17:32 CET 10 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): It is same like yesterday, I am happy that I am here. I am happy that we are still on the road. It is still long way to go.
17. 01. 2013 17:30 CET 10 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): I will never forget to this day, it was good for me, I have learned a lot about this car. It is not so easy for me because I dont know the car well and in this conditions it is not easy. But I am happy I am here.
17. 01. 2013 17:28 CET 10 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): Only one question - it was a tarmac stage? Guys in front are cutting like hell. It is great race with a great car. It is interesting to drive it on snow. I would like to finish the rally.
17. 01. 2013 17:24 CET 10 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): I am not happy, I dont know what happened, but we are loosing a lot of time.
17. 01. 2013 17:23 CET 10 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): It was very good day for me, we are very happy and we are looking forward. I will continue in fighting for good place.
17. 01. 2013 17:22 CET 10 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Less problems today, but I am not happy with the stage times. We need to change something.
17. 01. 2013 17:21 CET 10 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Really good battle, we will see. It was difficult, I had feeling well. Loeb and Ogier are very fast.
17. 01. 2013 17:20 CET 10 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): Today it was really difficult. I am not happy, I hope tomorrow we will improve.
17. 01. 2013 17:17 CET 10 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was good day, I am really happy. No problem with the car, keep crossed fingers and try to keep going like that.
17. 01. 2013 17:16 CET 10 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was a good day for me. St Bonnet was incredible with full of snow. This one was a bit rough, we were trying to keep the line.
17. 01. 2013 15:00 CET 10 Conditions on SS: first part of the stage is mostly dry, last part is mostly with ice and mud from cuts
17. 01. 2013 18:31 CET 9 retired (85 - Galleano Yannick / Tourn Florent): technical problem after SS 9
17. 01. 2013 17:45 CET 9 retired (53 - Poutot Renaud / Viragh Ludovic): accident in SS 9
17. 01. 2013 16:24 CET 9 (83 - Crugnola Andrea / Ferrara Michele): puncture
17. 01. 2013 16:15 CET 9 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): Stage was really fantastic, it is like proper Sweden, but maybe with more snow. But my ability in WRC is not the best, especially in fast parts.
17. 01. 2013 16:14 CET 9 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): It is very difficult, but it is good to gain more experience on snow, which should help me in Sweden.
17. 01. 2013 16:13 CET 9 flash info (24 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): Car doesnt work well, there is no grip on the rear. It is bad, stage was beautiful.
17. 01. 2013 16:10 CET 9 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): It is very very slippy, worse than in the morning. It is very dangerous, I am trying to stay on the road. It is big fight.
17. 01. 2013 16:08 CET 9 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): It is good time, finally. This is the only stage where I am able to drive my car and I can use its potential. Other stages were too much tricky.
17. 01. 2013 16:06 CET 9 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): We did not went off, so time is better. I was enjoying the driving in this condition, I have learned a lot. Quite good stage.
17. 01. 2013 16:05 CET 9 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): It is quite OK, I have changed new tyres before stage. It was little bit more snow that I thought, I should not done that.
17. 01. 2013 16:03 CET 9 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): There is no question I am trying to fight for third place. I took very easy previous stage as I have only one spare tyre, but I was pushing here and I will push next time.
17. 01. 2013 16:02 CET 9 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Difficult to find best rhythm. I was trying to play with the setup of the car, but I am not able to find more confidence.
17. 01. 2013 16:01 CET 9 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): It is very difficult, but I love this driving. I was happy with my feeling and speed.
17. 01. 2013 15:59 CET 9 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): I am not so happy with the car, it is understeering a lot on this stage, it is very difficult to drive with it.
17. 01. 2013 15:57 CET 9 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was quite slippy, but the grip is still constant. Maybe some cleaning, but I am not pushing a lot.
17. 01. 2013 15:55 CET 9 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was more slippery than in the morning. There is some snow on the top, you must be very careful on this stage. If you push one time too much, you will go off road.
17. 01. 2013 14:37 CET 9 Conditions on SS: stage is full of snow.
17. 01. 2013 16:35 CET 8 retired (65 - Carret Claude / Mathias Olivier): technical problem in SS 8
17. 01. 2013 15:29 CET 8 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): Everything is ok, I am trying to make that pace. There was lot of ice, but we have expected it.
17. 01. 2013 15:27 CET 8 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): It was really fine, I am without any problems.
17. 01. 2013 15:26 CET 8 flash info (24 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): It was not so good, I made some adjustment on the car, but it is worse, car is too much sliding and I cannot go so fast.
17. 01. 2013 15:25 CET 8 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): Conditions are very difficult, I expected more ice. Not so many studded tyres left so I was driving smoothly.
17. 01. 2013 15:22 CET 8 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): I am quite satisfied with the performance, but time is not the best. I am enjoying the driving on snow, but it is slippery.
17. 01. 2013 15:19 CET 8 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): I struggled too much yesterday. I tried to push a little bit harder, but I have lost the line in the snow so much which made me little slower.
17. 01. 2013 15:16 CET 8 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): I was a little bit more careful, especially on the beginning of stage. Too cautios on the tarmac at the start.
17. 01. 2013 15:14 CET 8 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I dont know what I am going wrong, but time on this stage is not good. I dont know where is mistake, maybe wrong tyres. I dont have a solution.
17. 01. 2013 15:13 CET 8 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Beginning of the stage was less snow than before, it was not easy. The end of stage was completely different, full of snow.
17. 01. 2013 15:11 CET 8 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): I tried to drive a lot of better. But it was only a little bit better.
17. 01. 2013 15:09 CET 8 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I dont care about Loeb, he is not doing whole championship. I am fighting mainly with other contenders. And it is first race of the car, it is amazing.
17. 01. 2013 15:08 CET 8 (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was good stage, part of stage was in ruts. Difficult to pushi in this conditions. I have made no mistakes, it was ok.
17. 01. 2013 13:28 CET 8 Condition on SS: 70% of the stage has clean lines, snow is going down, only few last kms under snow.
17. 01. 2013 16:34 CET 7 retired (46 - Raoux Jean-Michel / Magat Laurent): technical problem - damaged wheel after SS 7
17. 01. 2013 16:30 CET 7 (46 - Raoux Jean-Michel / Magat Laurent): crashed into bridge, continue with damaged wheel
17. 01. 2013 12:45 CET 7 retired (99 - Droxler Sylvain / Eicher Agnès): accident in SS 7
17. 01. 2013 12:22 CET 7 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): On road section we have changed damaged part from previous stage, thats why we are starting later. But I am happy that I can continue.
17. 01. 2013 12:19 CET 7 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): Three stages today was very good for us, very difficult and very tricky, but I enjoy it.
17. 01. 2013 12:18 CET 7 flash info (24 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): We tried to adjust something on the car, I am trying to catch Prokop, everything goes well.
17. 01. 2013 12:14 CET 7 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): This last stage was very difficult for me, very slippery and narrow, nothing easy for me.
17. 01. 2013 12:13 CET 7 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): This stage was very very tricky, especially in the first part. I am not so happy with my time.
17. 01. 2013 12:12 CET 7 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): I am confident with the performance, but is is difficult in this conditions. I am trying to do clear drive, but it is easy to go out.
17. 01. 2013 12:10 CET 7 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): This stage has quite a lot of tarmac, and it looks that changes I have done with my driving seems to be working and I'm pleased with that... I am a little bit more confident today and it feels bit better.
17. 01. 2013 12:08 CET 7 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): It was not bad start of the day. This stage was very difficult for use. I have maybe one of the best gravel crew (Delecour-Giraudet), my pacenotes are perfect.
17. 01. 2013 12:06 CET 7 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It is been getting better, feeling is imporving, I still dont have more confidence with the car. If there were mixture of surface, it was problem for me, if there is consistence with snow it is better.
17. 01. 2013 12:04 CET 7 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): This stage was really, really difficult, very slippery. Very easy to go out if I make a mistake. To be honest I dont enjoy it a lot.
17. 01. 2013 12:01 CET 7 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): Not so good again. I destroyed tyres at the end of stige. I dont have any confidence, I dont like driving in this conditions.
17. 01. 2013 11:58 CET 7 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Everything ok, stage was more tricky than previous two, on ice there were no grip.
17. 01. 2013 11:57 CET 7 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): We had a good rhythm in the morning, no mistakes, good driving. Absolutely no grip on this ice, maybe I was too bit careful at the end.
17. 01. 2013 09:37 CET 7 Conditions on SS: first 16 kms snow and ice, rest is mixture dry and ice.
17. 01. 2013 13:01 CET 6 (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Granai Lorenzo): was out of road
17. 01. 2013 11:10 CET 6 (46 - Raoux Jean-Michel / Magat Laurent): puncture
17. 01. 2013 11:08 CET 6 (83 - Crugnola Andrea / Ferrara Michele): stopped in stage, continue
17. 01. 2013 11:03 CET 6 flash info (33 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): Everything is good, but conditions are very, very hard.
17. 01. 2013 11:02 CET 6 flash info (42 - Burri Olivier / Duval Guillaume): Not good drive from me, I was quite slow. No grip.
17. 01. 2013 11:01 CET 6 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): It was very hard stage, lot of snow and ice everywhere. We had one small big moment, but stage was great.
17. 01. 2013 11:00 CET 6 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): We touched something in the snow, it was very slippery, my rear tyre is maybe damaged, we had bad luck.
17. 01. 2013 10:54 CET 6 flash info (24 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): It was beautiful, very fast, it is very easy to make a mistake.
17. 01. 2013 10:53 CET 6 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): Near the finish on high speed corner I was too wide and I went into some bank and hit a rock. We will see if everything with car is ok.
17. 01. 2013 10:51 CET 6 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): I was very close too be out of road, but luckily we are here in finish. I need to take it a bit carefully these conditions.
17. 01. 2013 10:50 CET 6 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It was very difficult, I spun one time. I think I am going too quick in the corners so am sliding too much. Time is not good because of it, but it is nice fun on snow.
17. 01. 2013 10:48 CET 6 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): I am happier, we changed car a little bit, everything was working better. I am not pushing, I dont want to push, especially in this conditions.
17. 01. 2013 10:46 CET 6 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): I enjoy a lot, it is very tricky and you should drive sideways, so we enjoy it a lot.
17. 01. 2013 10:44 CET 6 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): We were unlucky on first stage with puncture. It is difficult, I finally started to understand how to drive on snow. Finally I am starting to have a confident with the car.
17. 01. 2013 10:41 CET 6 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I was little bit scary about this stage. There is lot of snow and not a grip, it is difficult, but I like it.
17. 01. 2013 10:40 CET 6 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): Stage was better, it is lot of snow, so we must clean the road. But better drive. Finally my time is quite good.
17. 01. 2013 10:38 CET 6 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Lot of snow on the road. we had spun on this stage, but it is ok. After a few cars it must be better.
17. 01. 2013 10:36 CET 6 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was really tough stage, very fast, very narrow, very slippy, without snowbanks. On some places there was really lot of snow.
17. 01. 2013 10:19 CET 6 Conditions on SS: stage is full of snow.
17. 01. 2013 11:09 CET 5 (53 - Poutot Renaud / Viragh Ludovic): rolled
17. 01. 2013 10:13 CET 5 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): Today it is very good. It is my first stage in proper WRC car. It is ok, we are in the finish of the stage.
17. 01. 2013 10:10 CET 5 flash info (24 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): Very nice stage, lot of snow. I am feeling better and enjoying the driving.
17. 01. 2013 10:08 CET 5 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): You need to concentrate to every corner. Last few kms were nice with lot of fresh snow, but beginning and in the middle was very difficult with ice.
17. 01. 2013 10:06 CET 5 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): It was quite snowy stage, I am still learning with the car in this conditions.
17. 01. 2013 10:05 CET 5 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It was very nice to drive in this conditions, it is fun to drive in full snow. I try to drive well.
17. 01. 2013 10:04 CET 5 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): This should suit me more, but I was struggling a lot. Sometimes there is no grip so I must look for places to find it. It is difficult.
17. 01. 2013 10:02 CET 5 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): It was not bad, yesterday I was driving too careful so I decided to go faster. I enjoy the driving.
17. 01. 2013 09:59 CET 5 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): There is lot of snow, I have hit some pole, so front right is little bit damage. I am not going very well on snow, that is not good.
17. 01. 2013 09:57 CET 5 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I must say it is better than yesterday, there is more snow and grip is same all the time. I am still learning with the car.
17. 01. 2013 09:55 CET 5 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): I dont know what I am doing wrong. All the time when it is narrow and slippery I cannot go anywhere..... It is about confidence. I dont know why I am so slow. Not good at all.
17. 01. 2013 09:52 CET 5 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Great start, good conditions, very slippery but fun to drive.
17. 01. 2013 09:51 CET 5 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): End of stage is really nice, it is full of snow, everything white, sun is shining. I dont like to be first of the road, but ok. I had a good stage, no mistakes.
17. 01. 2013 09:36 CET 5 Conditions on SS: first 6 kms dry with some ice, rest is snow
16. 01. 2013 17:52 CET 4 (51 - Chardonnet Sébastien / De La Haye Thibault): puncture
16. 01. 2013 16:56 CET 4 retired (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): broken wheel in SS 4
16. 01. 2013 16:47 CET 4 flash info (36 - Al Ketbi Rashid / Hepperle Karina): Everything is new for me, I am enjoing it. I am trying to do my maximum.
16. 01. 2013 16:45 CET 4 flash info (33 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): It was extremely slippery, but good for us. I have fun with the car. For us is the most important that we are leading in production cup.
16. 01. 2013 16:44 CET 4 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): We had no big problems, we were trying to drive safely, but it is a long rally.
16. 01. 2013 16:42 CET 4 flash info (24 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): It was ok. Today it was difficult, but we have finished the day, so this is most important. Tomorrow we will try to push little bit more.
16. 01. 2013 16:40 CET 4 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): First loop was ok, with second one I am not happy. I was not so much confident with pacenotes on last stage. It was quite good day for me, but I hoped for better result.
16. 01. 2013 16:36 CET 4 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): My car is still not ok. We still have problems with the engine. Stages are nice and very tricky, with proper engine it should be nice. I hope we will fix it in the service.
16. 01. 2013 16:35 CET 4 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): I spun maybe 3 kms before the finish and there were no place to turn around, so I have lost lot of time there.
16. 01. 2013 16:33 CET 4 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I am trying to do my best, but it isnt easy. I had not a good feeling with the car in this stage.
16. 01. 2013 16:32 CET 4 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): No problem at all. We are trying to do our best, but it isnt easy. Lot of mude on the roads.
16. 01. 2013 16:31 CET 4 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): It is crazy conditions, slippery like hell. Drivers must drive very carefully and slowly. I have seen Thierry, he is working on the car.
16. 01. 2013 16:29 CET 4 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): It was very difficult to be honest, it was very slippery, I was trying to drive safe.
16. 01. 2013 16:25 CET 4 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I have front right puncture. It cost me a time, I think we have lost at least half a minute, it was last 5 kms. It was not definitely my day.
16. 01. 2013 16:20 CET 4 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): Very difficult condition, Very tricky and also some places it says ice and there was no ice. For me it is very hard. I am very disappointed.
16. 01. 2013 16:15 CET 4 (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): stopped in stage
16. 01. 2013 16:12 CET 4 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): It is very difficult, I must be careful on every place, especially with this tyres. I hate driving in this conditions. Its tricky for everybody. At least we are here.
16. 01. 2013 16:11 CET 4 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It was very tricky, for sure less snow that in first pass. It was freezing again, I have lost grip on two places. I am happy to be at the end of the day.
16. 01. 2013 14:13 CET 4 Conditions on SS: temperature is very cold, most of the snow gone away by cars during first run, lot of mud from cuts.
16. 01. 2013 16:56 CET 3 retired (73 - Verini Maurizio / Biche ..): technical problem in SS 3
16. 01. 2013 15:16 CET 3 (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): stopped in stage
16. 01. 2013 15:10 CET 3 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It was not so good, it was a mistake with the pace note correction, in the place where we say dry, it was a bit icy and dirty. It is not easy to drive in this conditions.
16. 01. 2013 15:06 CET 3 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): It was not so good stage, I was too careful in some places.
16. 01. 2013 15:04 CET 3 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I enjoy the car a lot. Conditions were more dry this time, I had better feeling with the car. But it is unbelievable to drive on this conditions and tyres.
16. 01. 2013 15:02 CET 3 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It is ok, not so bad time. I don't care about Loeb. You have to put that out of your mind.
16. 01. 2013 15:00 CET 3 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): I was bit out of the road and I hit the rock. So car is damaged, so we must check what is wrong.
16. 01. 2013 14:58 CET 3 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It was difficult to get right line, especially without studded tyres, there is lot of mud on the road.
16. 01. 2013 14:56 CET 3 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): Everything is fine, but it is still long rally. Tyre choice is very difficult.
16. 01. 2013 14:53 CET 3 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Setup is now much better than in the morning. I am still improving, I was pushing only on some places.
16. 01. 2013 14:52 CET 3 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): I cant get feeling at all, it is terrible with the tyre choice. Nothing is really helping me. Without proper tyres it is difficult.
16. 01. 2013 14:50 CET 3 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): I have damaged front right, but I dont know what happened, everything was ok. It was really difficult, I dont like mixed tyres.
16. 01. 2013 14:48 CET 3 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): Loeb: We are here, thats the most important. It is the only thing we can do, it is the fastest choice. (combination slicks and winter tyres)
16. 01. 2013 11:56 CET 3 Conditions on SS: stage is more dry, snow on few places, black ice gone. Some mud on the road from cutting.
16. 01. 2013 16:56 CET 2 retired (89 - Scheidegger Jonathan / Pomares Régis): technical problem after SS 2
16. 01. 2013 13:58 CET 2 retired (104 - Schifano Nicolas / Ronfort Mélanie): accident in SS 2
16. 01. 2013 13:57 CET 2 retired (105 - Montagna Francesco / Montagna Alberto): accident in SS 2
16. 01. 2013 13:56 CET 2 retired (90 - Sias Franck / Barichella Tony): technical problem in SS 2
16. 01. 2013 13:55 CET 2 retired (34 - Betti Luca / Pezzoli Francesco): accident in SS 2
16. 01. 2013 13:54 CET 2 retired (31 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): technical problem - suspension in SS 2
16. 01. 2013 11:29 CET 2 (38 - Triviño Ricardo / Haro Alex): puncture
16. 01. 2013 11:26 CET 2 flash info (42 - Burri Olivier / Duval Guillaume): Good stage, for me it is very difficult.
16. 01. 2013 11:25 CET 2 (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Granai Lorenzo): puncture
16. 01. 2013 11:24 CET 2 flash info (39 - Protasov Yuriy / Sikk Kuldar): On previous stage I had a puncture, this time it was much better.
16. 01. 2013 11:21 CET 2 flash info (33 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): Fine, it is really tricky. The rallying is nice for me, maybe we should try to push.
16. 01. 2013 11:19 CET 2 (31 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): stopped in the stage
16. 01. 2013 11:17 CET 2 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): Stages are so so difficult, too much snow and ice on the stages. It is very hard for me.
16. 01. 2013 11:15 CET 2 flash info (24 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): Everything is ok, we are trying to drive in security. It is a long rally, we dont take any risk this morning.
16. 01. 2013 11:12 CET 2 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): I am happy to be at the end, it was very difficult in this conditions. I was trying to drive well. It is not bad comparing to other times.
16. 01. 2013 11:11 CET 2 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): Unfortunately we are loosing some time, we have still problems with the car.
16. 01. 2013 11:08 CET 2 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): I am enjoying the race. I drove the first one to safe the tyres. But two kms after start of SS 2 I hit some bridge and I am lucky that nothing happened. It is proper Monte Carlo.
16. 01. 2013 11:06 CET 2 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): Condition on the stages are incredible. When the tarmac comes, you cannot see the grip. I am not taking risk.
16. 01. 2013 11:03 CET 2 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It is ok, I had good drive, no mistakes. I am driving well. I am happy.
16. 01. 2013 11:03 CET 2 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): It is difficult, I am trying to find some traction, but there is a lot of slip on the wheels. I am trying to do my best, but it is not good.
16. 01. 2013 11:00 CET 2 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): We are satisfied, I didnt take any risk at this stage, we are still discovering the car, we want to finish the rally.
16. 01. 2013 10:59 CET 2 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): It was difficult, after first stage our studded tyres were gone.
16. 01. 2013 10:54 CET 2 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It is ok, but setup is too high for this conditions. No mistakes, it is ok. We were late because the road section was too tight and we had to change the tyres.
16. 01. 2013 10:52 CET 2 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): It is very very difficult, we are trying to drive correctly as possible. This is my best at the moment. Loeb is just pulling away. It is a little bit frustrating.
16. 01. 2013 10:50 CET 2 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): Tyre choice is right, but I destroyed them too much on first. It is really unbeliavable and amazing to drive in this conditions. Séb's time is really incredible. He's been really brave on that stage.
16. 01. 2013 10:48 CET 2 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): I damaged studded tyres on previous stage, I had only two new one for this stage. It was difficult.
16. 01. 2013 09:11 CET 2 Conditions on SS: mostly snow and ice, only on first part some dry places
16. 01. 2013 13:45 CET 1 retired (71 - Fabiani Lorenzo / Araspi Daniele): technical problem after SS 1
16. 01. 2013 11:29 CET 1 retired (63 - Noberasco Gabriele / Michi Daniele): accident in SS 1
16. 01. 2013 10:19 CET 1 retired (45 - Kostka Tomáš / Houšť Miroslav): broken wheel in SS 1
16. 01. 2013 10:12 CET 1 (51 - Chardonnet Sébastien / De La Haye Thibault): puncture
16. 01. 2013 10:08 CET 1 (39 - Protasov Yuriy / Sikk Kuldar): puncture
16. 01. 2013 10:04 CET 1 flash info (36 - Al Ketbi Rashid / Hepperle Karina): It is my first start on snow, I was driving very carefully. Conditions were changing through the stage.
16. 01. 2013 10:03 CET 1 flash info (34 - Betti Luca / Pezzoli Francesco): I had a puncture, so I must change the tyre. Later I have catched car in front of me, I have lost lot of time.
16. 01. 2013 10:00 CET 1 flash info (33 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): It is really nice and really funny, I am lucky to be here. Car is working fine, everything is good.
16. 01. 2013 09:59 CET 1 flash info (32 - Wiegand Sepp / Christian Frank): It was very difficult, it is my first race on ice, so I was trying to stay on the road.
16. 01. 2013 09:58 CET 1 flash info (31 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): I hit the rock and got the puncture, about 20 kms before finish. Also suspension is damaged.
16. 01. 2013 09:57 CET 1 (31 - Lappi Esapekka / Ferm Janne): puncture
16. 01. 2013 09:55 CET 1 flash info (22 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It was so tricky, I have tried to dry well and clean. It could be worse, but I cannot complain.
16. 01. 2013 09:54 CET 1 flash info (12 - Kościuszko Michał / Szczepaniak Maciej): There is something wrong with the engine. It is my first stage in Mini, from the beginning it was good, but then strange sounds from engine. I dont know where is the problem.
16. 01. 2013 09:50 CET 1 flash info (6 - Hänninen Juho / Tuominen Tomi): Sometimes I was save little bit too much, I wanted to safe tyres. It was difficult to find a good rhythm.
16. 01. 2013 09:48 CET 1 flash info (10 - Sordo Dani / Del Barrio Carlos): I was little bit nervous with the tyres. We have lost tyres on dry parts, but it was difficult, car was sliding a lot.
16. 01. 2013 09:46 CET 1 flash info (8 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It is a good start for us. But we have more than 400km still to go.
16. 01. 2013 09:45 CET 1 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): It was not easy for. I was destroying the studded tyres on dry parts. No problem, but not easy.
16. 01. 2013 09:43 CET 1 flash info (11 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): It was not so bad, I was not confident with my car, I didnt want to make a mistake. I put studded tyres cross-over.
16. 01. 2013 09:40 CET 1 flash info (5 - Novikov Evgeny / Minor Ilka): Lets say my tyre choice is not so bad, but it was difficult.
16. 01. 2013 09:39 CET 1 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): It was really difficult in this conditions.
16. 01. 2013 09:38 CET 1 flash info (7 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I am really happy with my first run in Polo.
16. 01. 2013 09:34 CET 1 flash info (2 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): It is difficult to find the right ballance. We have lost a lot.
16. 01. 2013 09:32 CET 1 flash info (1 - Loeb Sébastien / Elena Daniel): It is a very long stage, almost 25 kms is on dry, so difficult with the tyres, which are destoryed.
16. 01. 2013 09:09 CET 1 Condition on stage: 0 km - 13 km damp, 13 km - 19 km full ice and snow, 19 km - 25 km black ice, 25 km - 37 km dry.