Rallye Monte Carlo 2014

Information

Date and time SS Information
18. 01. 2014 22:01 CET 15 retired (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): technical problem - alternator in SS 15
18. 01. 2014 21:52 CET 15 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): In the beginning of the rally we lost a lot of time, but I had in my mind that we could manage it. I'm happy that we really did it!
18. 01. 2014 21:44 CET 15 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It's fantastic, I'm so happy. To fininsh second in Monte Carlo is really amazing. I want to thank to everyone in the team, hopefully this result helps me with another upcoming events.
18. 01. 2014 21:43 CET 15 (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): stopped in the stage
18. 01. 2014 21:40 CET 15 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): This rally was really tricky, the Turini, oh my God, that was something incredible. I'm so happy to be here!
18. 01. 2014 21:37 CET 15 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): It's been really really tough, I'm so happy we managed to do it through all the weekend. Big thanks to the whole team, I'm really happy.
18. 01. 2014 21:35 CET 15 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I tried to push, but there was a lot of water on the road. Also there was a fog in the beginning and we had only three lights working. It was really tough rally, for the first time we did it without SupeRally, so I'm happy.
18. 01. 2014 21:32 CET 15 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): I'm not so happy with the end, anyway we finished the rally, that's important.
18. 01. 2014 21:31 CET 15 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): I'm happy to be in the finish. We have problems with gearbox, so we are happy to be here. In previous stage there were 30 cm of snow and with the gearbox it was a big trouble.
18. 01. 2014 21:29 CET 15 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): It's been a really tricky event. There were stages we did with studded tyres for example, so huge experience. We are happy to be here.
18. 01. 2014 21:29 CET 15 (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): overtaking Jaroslav Melichárek
18. 01. 2014 21:22 CET 15 (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): late start into the stage
18. 01. 2014 20:21 CET 15 The stage is completely wet with fog in the opening part and lots of running water at the end of the stage.
18. 01. 2014 20:18 CET 15 Start of the stage has been postponed by 5 minutes.
18. 01. 2014 21:11 CET 14 stage cancelled
18. 01. 2014 21:01 CET 14 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): We just have to finish the race.
18. 01. 2014 21:00 CET 14 (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): problems with alternator
18. 01. 2014 20:59 CET 14 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): I have radiator full of snow, it was incredible. We had the yellow fgflags so we could slow down.
18. 01. 2014 20:58 CET 14 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): We were in the cue, but it's survival for us.
18. 01. 2014 20:56 CET 14 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): So difficult conditions, then we saw yellow flags in the middle of the stage. Now maximum attack for three points in the Power Stage!
18. 01. 2014 20:55 CET 14 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): There was spo much snow, I don't know if I could go through without 4WD car.
18. 01. 2014 20:51 CET 14 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): Melicharek was stuck up un the corner and couldn't move. There was so much snow...
18. 01. 2014 20:49 CET 14 Stage interrupted, but continues. Crews affected by Jaroslav Melichárek's car blocking the route will be given a notional time.
18. 01. 2014 20:41 CET 14 (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): stopped at the same place as Melichárek and Mikkelsen
18. 01. 2014 20:39 CET 14 (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): stopped at the same place as Melichárek
18. 01. 2014 20:39 CET 14 (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): stopped in the stage
18. 01. 2014 20:38 CET 14 flash info Gilles Panizzi (0-car): There's a plenty of snow!
18. 01. 2014 20:20 CET 14 Start of the stage has been postponed by 19 minutes.
19. 01. 2014 22:02 CET 13 retired (84 - Tanci Pierre / Martini Eric): technical problem after SS 13
18. 01. 2014 16:14 CET 13 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Good one, with lot of water. Looking forward to do the final two stages.
18. 01. 2014 16:11 CET 13 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): I was too wide and we hit something, but we are here and the car goes straight. We need to stay focused and concentrated, the stages are very tricky. It will be tough.
18. 01. 2014 16:08 CET 13 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Quite tricky, we are still on the winter tyres, but the grip was quite good.
18. 01. 2014 16:05 CET 13 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): Difficult conditions, but I think we did the job.
18. 01. 2014 16:03 CET 13 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I thought this stage would be OK, but the grip was changing all the time. I had a moment in the end in the standing water, we touched a wall with the bumper.
18. 01. 2014 15:59 CET 13 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): We were really struggling, we had no grip. We didn't use the supersofts because of lot of standing water and we did the stage on studs.
18. 01. 2014 15:56 CET 13 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): It's tricky, lot of running water. Tricky also with the winter tyres. I have them on the front.
18. 01. 2014 15:54 CET 13 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): We have studs on the rear so we were sliding around, but we enjoyed that.
18. 01. 2014 15:52 CET 13 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Very fast stage, lot of water.
18. 01. 2014 15:40 CET 13 The stage is completely wet with lots of standing water.
18. 01. 2014 15:25 CET 12 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): It was a good stage, I'm happy with that.
18. 01. 2014 15:22 CET 12 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It's good, it's fun to drive with spiked tyres. It wasn't easy in the slush, there was only few hundred meters with hard snow, but great atmosphere at Turini, I liked it.
18. 01. 2014 15:20 CET 12 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Driving in the slush was difficult, when you leave the two tarmac lines, you are in the wall. But lot of spectators, I enjoyed that.
18. 01. 2014 15:18 CET 12 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): We had a puncture, five or six kilometers from the end. We lost a lot of time.
18. 01. 2014 15:17 CET 12 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Going uphill was very nice, the second part was much worse than I expected. It was horrible to drive, there was so much standing water.
18. 01. 2014 15:14 CET 12 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Really bad, I was too cautious, not very good run from us. It's difficult.
18. 01. 2014 15:13 CET 12 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): It was difficult, also the spiked tyres didn't work like previous year, there is so much water, you have to be really careful.
18. 01. 2014 15:10 CET 12 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): Not easy, we need to be very careful. We were going slowly, not doing anything silly.
18. 01. 2014 15:09 CET 12 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Very funny conditions, lot of water and snow, very tricky stage.
18. 01. 2014 15:00 CET 12 retired (50 - Duez Marc / Vyncke Steven): retired before SS 12
18. 01. 2014 14:53 CET 12 The stage is wet with melted snow in higher positions and snow near the Col de Turini.
17. 01. 2014 19:30 CET 11 retired (90 - Garcin Christopher / Alias Johan): accident in SS 11
17. 01. 2014 19:26 CET 11 retired (86 - Blanc Marco / Mometti Roberto): technical problem - suspension in SS 11
17. 01. 2014 18:41 CET 11 (32 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): was out of road
17. 01. 2014 18:39 CET 11 flash info (31 - Protasov Yuriy / Cherepin Pavlo): Very difficult, very slippery, slick… Many mud in the corners, WRC cars all cuts.
17. 01. 2014 18:38 CET 11 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): This stage was not good, we were driving without any pace notes. We have lost during the recce and have no pace note for this stage. So I have used notes from Dominique Savignoni. Not the best way to finish the day, but if we can finish the day in second place, that is good.
17. 01. 2014 18:37 CET 11 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): We are not on the podium until we are at the finish line. Nice to settle into third position now, we have a tough evening tomorrow, we need to make sure that nothing happens.
17. 01. 2014 18:35 CET 11 (32 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): stopped in stage
17. 01. 2014 18:30 CET 11 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Quite nice, it was okay not so much risk to finish the day. This day was much better than yesterday. Tomorrow it looks like it is going to be a difficult one. Up to now I am happy.
17. 01. 2014 18:29 CET 11 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): I try to play it safe, I find it difficult to drive safe with this car at the moment. We were very slow on this stage but that is how it is. It has been a very interesting day and we have learned a lot of things. I am happy to be at the end of this day now.
17. 01. 2014 18:26 CET 11 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It was tricky and there was one little patch of ice that caught me by surprise, but we did not take any risks.
17. 01. 2014 18:24 CET 11 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I enjoy, it was a nice stage, nice run. It was tricky, nice twisty, level places. Nothing too extreme.
17. 01. 2014 18:22 CET 11 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): We have good lights so not so bad. A couple of quite slippy corners on that stage. One more day to go so hopefully tomorrow we can have a bit better pace and I can start to enjoy driving again.
17. 01. 2014 18:22 CET 11 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): We were having a good run but it was my mistake, basically it was just ice in the last stage. This stage, we went careful, very tricky stage. Now I am just really really careful, easy to catch someone out in there. The tarmac was so so dirty.
17. 01. 2014 18:19 CET 11 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Very difficult day. Now is very carefully, very slowly.
17. 01. 2014 18:05 CET 11 Stage is wet with lot of snow and ice parts, which will be difficult to see in night.
17. 01. 2014 15:19 CET 10 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): I try to drive well, the special was not so bad. There was quite a lot of water on the road, unfortunately we were over careful. The car is very good, on the stage before I made it a bit stiffer and the car was not so good, so I change it back and it was ok.
17. 01. 2014 15:18 CET 10 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Very good, we just took it steady. A lot of standing water in places and I was really cautious. I just want to keep concentration. Still a long way to go and a tricky stage tonight.
17. 01. 2014 15:17 CET 10 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Up to now it has been a good day but still a difficult stage to go. Was okay, nice stage, I did not push too much I just drove clean. Its okay, a good stage.
17. 01. 2014 15:16 CET 10 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): Just getting better and better. The feel in was good through the stage. I am in no pressure, I wanted to push on this stage but I held back a little bit. I think the driving is better and better.
17. 01. 2014 15:13 CET 10 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It is difficult, it was not great condition. I guess it was okay. We weren't really looking at where we were in the classification, it was just about survival.
17. 01. 2014 15:12 CET 10 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): In a very slow left hand corner, I felt I was going really slow. We drove a lot on ice yesterday, but this grip level was completely different. We let Jari-Matti Latvala through later.
17. 01. 2014 15:08 CET 10 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Maybe the wrong choice, but there is a lot of water in places. I think Andreas maybe went wide in one of the places and hit something. It has been a frustrating afternoon, after the puncture, we have to drive on this stage with 3 winter tyres and 1 slick.
17. 01. 2014 15:06 CET 10 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): Not the right tyres, even full snow would have been better for me than mixed. It has been a difficult rally for me. Now keep it in the middle of the road and bring it home.
17. 01. 2014 15:05 CET 10 (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): was out of road
17. 01. 2014 15:03 CET 10 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Is very difficult, but going. I am learning car. Winter tyres were not working well on the downhill.
17. 01. 2014 14:51 CET 10 (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): stopped in stage, continue
17. 01. 2014 14:40 CET 10 Stage is mostly wet, sometimes ice parts.
17. 01. 2014 14:13 CET 9 (51 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): puncture
17. 01. 2014 14:07 CET 9 (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Dotta Mitia): puncture
17. 01. 2014 14:00 CET 9 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): I spun once and I was in some mud in a field, so the spectators came and push me out.
17. 01. 2014 13:59 CET 9 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): I saw Kubica's car off, down just before a bridge. Very difficult, to be honest when I see this car off, I said right back off. Ogier was a bit special in that, but we are still here.
17. 01. 2014 13:56 CET 9 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): I had a a small touch, but it looks ok, no big drama.
17. 01. 2014 13:56 CET 9 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): I am quite happy, it was a much better stage. We learn a lot the first time through. I am still not perfect. I fix 70% of the problem from the first pass. Maybe the time is not perfect, but I am happy.
17. 01. 2014 13:55 CET 9 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): It definitely upset my rhythm, I tried to let Latvala past a couple of times and he was not there.
17. 01. 2014 13:54 CET 9 (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): was out of road
17. 01. 2014 13:53 CET 9 retired (10 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): accident in SS 9
17. 01. 2014 13:50 CET 9 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): At the beginning on the stage, on a right hander, I did not see on the corner exit there was an access road and a sharp edge. I touch with the wheel and we lost maybe two minutes. It was really tricky.
17. 01. 2014 13:48 CET 9 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): I am not happy with my tyre choice, winter tyres were not good.
17. 01. 2014 13:47 CET 9 (10 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): stopped in stage
17. 01. 2014 13:42 CET 9 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): Not sure about the tyre choice as there was a lot of mud in there. Not an easy stage, we were sliding all over the place.
17. 01. 2014 13:40 CET 9 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Very long stage, very very muddy. It was wet. Difficult.
17. 01. 2014 13:17 CET 9 (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): puncture
17. 01. 2014 13:06 CET 9 Stage is mostly wet, no rain.
17. 01. 2014 12:02 CET 8 retired (45 - Margaillan Matthieu / Margaillan Mathilde): accident in SS 8
17. 01. 2014 11:31 CET 8 (33 - Rendina Massimiliano / Pizzuti Mario): stopped in stage, continue
17. 01. 2014 11:23 CET 8 (32 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): puncture
17. 01. 2014 11:22 CET 8 (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Dotta Mitia): problems with brakes
17. 01. 2014 11:18 CET 8 (32 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): stopped in stage, continue
17. 01. 2014 11:16 CET 8 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It was not easy, but we did a good time so it was a good choice. I am happy. For sure it was a very good time. It is nice to be in the battle.
17. 01. 2014 11:16 CET 8 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Today there is lots of black top, lots of standing water. A good choice is the cross with the winter tyres and the slicks.
17. 01. 2014 11:15 CET 8 flash info (10 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): Very very slippery, very bumpy. We were very lucky in one moment, we hit something on sixth gear. Stop point is too close, it is very icy here.
17. 01. 2014 11:12 CET 8 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Completely crazy! Just after the finish line I went out to the field.
17. 01. 2014 11:11 CET 8 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): The stop for the time control is far too close to the finish. Absolutely flat out in 6th gear and then we have 100-metre on shiny tarmac, we finished on field.
17. 01. 2014 11:08 CET 8 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): We decided not to cross at the last minute, some areas were right, some areas were not. I'm quite pleased, it has been a difficult morning for us, difficult to settle into a rhythm.
17. 01. 2014 11:07 CET 8 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): It is not enjoyable at all. A lot of rain, a lot of water on the road. We have winter tyre cross, without this it would have been a disaster. The time is very good, but a lot of standing water, very difficult to enjoy. Sometimes it is a hard day in the office.
17. 01. 2014 11:04 CET 8 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): We did the whole stage with mist on the windscreen. Most of the stage it was completely blocked with the mist on the windscreen.
17. 01. 2014 11:04 CET 8 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): Very very tricky, now running with cross tyres. The conditions are all changing all the time. The last place there is so shiny, very easy to make a mistake.
17. 01. 2014 11:01 CET 8 (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): problems with steamed windscreen
17. 01. 2014 11:00 CET 8 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Very bumpy all over the place… Very difficult. Very fun driving with winter tyres.
17. 01. 2014 10:40 CET 8 Heavy rain, stage is completely wet with some icy paths.
17. 01. 2014 10:56 CET 7 (62 - Dolce Renaud / Ayasse Jean-Pierre): was out of road
17. 01. 2014 10:46 CET 7 retired (81 - Borlat Clavien / Villars Catherine): accident in SS 7
17. 01. 2014 10:45 CET 7 retired (76 - Metiffiot Stéphane / Metiffiot Pierre André): accident in SS 7
17. 01. 2014 10:44 CET 7 retired (72 - Ressegaire Nicolas / Giraud Thierry): accident in SS 7
17. 01. 2014 10:43 CET 7 retired (61 - Barneaud Christophe / Barneaud Marc): technical problem in SS 7
17. 01. 2014 10:42 CET 7 retired (38 - Burri Olivier / Gordon Fabrice): accident in SS 7
17. 01. 2014 09:50 CET 7 flash info (36 - Barrable Robert / Loudon Stuart): We just backed off. We should have been on a winter tyre.
17. 01. 2014 09:44 CET 7 (31 - Protasov Yuriy / Cherepin Pavlo): puncture
17. 01. 2014 09:40 CET 7 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): Ogier is really coming back closer to us, I try to push. I think I lost a bit of time at the beginning, I am not awake, but I come back and I am happy. It will be difficult to catch Ogier, but I will fight.
17. 01. 2014 09:39 CET 7 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Four seconds over 50 kms is not a lot to be honest. Very slippery on the black top. On the fast sections black top can catch you out. The tyres are working really well everywhere else, but on the black top it is really tricky. Perfect tyre choice tyres, but not on the black top.
17. 01. 2014 09:38 CET 7 flash info (10 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): Heavy rain, with this shiny tarmac, we were braking 200 metres earlier and the car was going all over the road. This shiny tarmac makes a huge difference.
17. 01. 2014 09:37 CET 7 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): On the black top it is like on ice. Some times we have some big slides, but we are here. It is not a bad stage.
17. 01. 2014 09:36 CET 7 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): Very scary, a lot of aqua-planing, really really tricky. Maybe some mud was pulled out on the road. The rain increased quite a lot towards the end and we had to slow down quite a lot.
17. 01. 2014 09:35 CET 7 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Serious stage, one minute you are flat out in 6th and the next you are absolutely crawling on shiny tar… It's good to be here at the finish.
17. 01. 2014 09:30 CET 7 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Absolutely horrible stage and the black top is so so slippery.
17. 01. 2014 09:28 CET 7 (38 - Burri Olivier / Gordon Fabrice): stopped in stage, continue
17. 01. 2014 09:27 CET 7 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): Tricky, in these conditions I am really struggling a lot. Just missing the confidence when it is shiny tarmac in places.
17. 01. 2014 09:26 CET 7 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Wet stage, no ice, winter tyres, not good choice, very slowly. Mikkelsen was faster.
17. 01. 2014 09:25 CET 7 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): Tricky conditions, so much shiny tarmac. We were a little bit behind Melichárek for a while, difficult to see with all the water splash. I hope for three minutes gap in next stages.
17. 01. 2014 09:24 CET 7 (31 - Protasov Yuriy / Cherepin Pavlo): stopped in stage, continue
17. 01. 2014 09:19 CET 7 (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): overtaken Jaroslav Melichárek after 34 km
17. 01. 2014 08:55 CET 7 Weather on stage is small rain, most of the stage is wet with some icy paths.
16. 01. 2014 16:06 CET 6 Problems with radio connection to the finish of stage.
16. 01. 2014 15:54 CET 6 First half of the stage is wet, second is slushy and icy.
16. 01. 2014 16:00 CET 5 retired (60 - Vukasovic Laurent / Groux Steve): technical problem after SS 5
16. 01. 2014 15:55 CET 5 retired (82 - Rada Martin / Jugas Jaroslav): accident in SS 5
16. 01. 2014 14:57 CET 5 flash info (31 - Protasov Yuriy / Cherepin Pavlo): For me it was quite better, but we are still on studs.
16. 01. 2014 14:54 CET 5 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Stage is very hard, very muddy, very difficult. Samé sračky.
16. 01. 2014 14:53 CET 5 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Not so bad, struggling this afternoon, I have never driven on this winter tyre, so I am struggling to get the confidence. The amount of mud on the road is incredible.
16. 01. 2014 14:52 CET 5 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): Up to now everything is working well, it is fantastic. The stage before I was not trusting in my skill but now it is better. The tyre choice was okay. This stage was a bit drier, a bit cleaner than the stage before.
16. 01. 2014 14:51 CET 5 retired (8 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): technical problem - electric before SS 5
16. 01. 2014 14:50 CET 5 flash info (10 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): Very very difficult, very slippery, very tricky conditions. We have four snow tyres, I think is not ideal for this stage.
16. 01. 2014 14:47 CET 5 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Very very difficult in there but we have the right tyre for the job. I think maybe not ultimate performance for us, but we could do better.
16. 01. 2014 14:44 CET 5 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): Not easy that is for sure. We just want to get experience. Not so much I can do when it is like this, just keep it in the lines.
16. 01. 2014 14:43 CET 5 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): It was not too good. I tried not a safe choice on the tyre for this one and we made a mistake, we chose a cross between slick and winter tyre and it was not the right one, there was too much dirt on the road.
16. 01. 2014 14:40 CET 5 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): It was ok. It is really muddy and slippy in places. We just need to get more mileage with the car, I am just not confident with these conditions.
16. 01. 2014 14:37 CET 5 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Very dirty stage, many slippy places. Now everything is ok, the tyres are right and it is a good feeling. We have been running the snow tyre and it has been so dirty, so muddy and I think it is the right choice.
16. 01. 2014 14:36 CET 5 (8 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): stopped on liaison before stage with technical problem (flat battery)
16. 01. 2014 14:35 CET 5 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Different from this morning. I think we are not perfect on the tyre choice. A difficult stage for us. For this one the compromise on the tyre choice was not bad, but for the loop I am not happy with my tyre choice.
16. 01. 2014 14:18 CET 5 Most of the stage is wet with mud, ice only on few places.
16. 01. 2014 14:19 CET 4 flash info (37 - Bertelli Lorenzo / Dotta Mitia): We have made wrong tyre choice, but this is Monte Carlo, we must to finish.
16. 01. 2014 14:17 CET 4 flash info (32 - Kremer Armin / Wicha Klaus): This stage was quite good, but on previous stages we had some problems.
16. 01. 2014 14:15 CET 4 flash info (36 - Barrable Robert / Loudon Stuart): Some oil is coming out of the car, I dont know where is the problem.
16. 01. 2014 14:12 CET 4 flash info (31 - Protasov Yuriy / Cherepin Pavlo): Now it is very muddy, but almost without snow. I have studded tyres.
16. 01. 2014 14:11 CET 4 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Now there is not so much snow and ice.
16. 01. 2014 14:10 CET 4 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): It is treacherous in there, I have not much experience with this tyre, I have no confidence with it. I took it quite cautious.
16. 01. 2014 14:06 CET 4 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): It is not easy to get confident. I am really playing with the car. For sure the road is dirty but it is not so bad. This loop, we all have the same conditions. (4 winter tyres)
16. 01. 2014 14:06 CET 4 flash info (10 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): I think it is good run through. It is very difficult conditions, in these conditions you really have to take care.
16. 01. 2014 14:05 CET 4 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Very little snow in there. It was very muddy in there and the snow tyre was the correct one, but the studs maybe not. It was tricky and we did not take risks. (cross over with 2 studded tyres)
16. 01. 2014 14:03 CET 4 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): We have snow tyres now and it makes a difference. Now it was completely nice. I have to adjust my pace notes, we have snow in the notes and there is no snow. (4 winter tyres without studs)
16. 01. 2014 13:59 CET 4 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): Not one single moment. It is the first time I drive like this on the snow tyre with the stage like this. I just progress through trying to go faster and faster. Not a good stage but I learn a lot.
16. 01. 2014 13:57 CET 4 flash info (8 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): It was good, better now with these tyres, snow tyres in the wet. It was ok.
16. 01. 2014 13:55 CET 4 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): It is better tyre choice than this morning, I was a little bit more brave. Maybe I was a little too cautious, keeping it nice and neat. (4 winter tyres)
16. 01. 2014 13:53 CET 4 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): The feeling is better, we change the setup of the car. It was really nice to drive with these tyres on the stage, the tyres were working well. I feel a bit more confident now.
16. 01. 2014 13:51 CET 4 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Looks like it is not the best tyre choice, but we have to wait for the loop. The next stage it should be better. (winter tyres crossed over with super softs)
16. 01. 2014 13:39 CET 4 First 9 kms patchy ice and slush, 3,5 km snow which is quickly going out and rest is wet with mud on cuts.
16. 01. 2014 13:36 CET 3 retired (96 - Tannert Julius / Thielen Jennifer): technical problem after SS 3
16. 01. 2014 12:38 CET 3 retired (91 - Clavel Arnaud / Clavel Thierry): accident in SS 3
16. 01. 2014 12:37 CET 3 retired (63 - Augoyard Arnaud / Roux Thomas): accident in SS 3
16. 01. 2014 12:36 CET 3 retired (57 - Arnaud Christophe / Arnaud Stéphane): accident in SS 3
16. 01. 2014 12:35 CET 3 retired (42 - Daumas Michel / Baille Eric): accident in SS 3
16. 01. 2014 10:29 CET 3 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): So slow. It was really incredible. Even though we had crossover it was still dangerous. Really, really difficult.
16. 01. 2014 10:27 CET 3 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): t was good, I tried to exploit them, but it was not easy. Up to now I think we do quite a good job. With our position on the road it is not easy. The time is quite good, the position is quite good. We have to keep our concentration. After one pass I think it will be much more different on the second.
16. 01. 2014 10:24 CET 3 flash info (10 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): On slick tyres it is never easy and there was snow on the last 8 kms,the conditions are extremely difficult.
16. 01. 2014 10:23 CET 3 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): I didn't want to take any risks. It was massive out there. I have had more fun out there than I've had for a long time. Thanks to good info from gravel crew I had chosen good tyres.
16. 01. 2014 10:19 CET 3 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): It’s quite difficult. It's just unbelievable on snow. I think we survived quite well.
16. 01. 2014 10:18 CET 3 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Frustrated, lack of traction for me and not able to get the confidence or the speed.
16. 01. 2014 10:17 CET 3 On snow tyres: Sordo, Evans, Meeke, Bouffier, Melichárek
16. 01. 2014 10:13 CET 3 Problems with radio connection to the finish of stage.
16. 01. 2014 09:34 CET 3 Snowing on stage. Road is mixture of wet tarmac and snow parts.
16. 01. 2014 09:50 CET 2 retired (59 - Oberti Damien / Ailloud Perraud Christophe): technical problem in SS 2
16. 01. 2014 08:54 CET 2 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): Very tricky. It was all good, good information from ice crew. There was some black ice on 4 or 5 corners and nearly caught me out. And there is so much mud on the road, it is going to be interesting the next time through. Some of the fast sections, the road is covered in mud. I am happy to get through.
16. 01. 2014 08:52 CET 2 (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): spun
16. 01. 2014 08:50 CET 2 flash info (10 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): It has been difficult start, very tricky conditions. There is no grip wherever is ice, wherever there is snow, very difficult.
16. 01. 2014 08:49 CET 2 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): Very very difficult. We thought this stage was clear but there are still some patches of ice. Trying to manage it the best I can. To be honest I am really enjoying the experience, enjoying every minute.
16. 01. 2014 08:45 CET 2 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): Very very tough start to the year. We take it very careful, I done this rally before and went off after four stages so I have to drive accordingly. We learn it kilometre by kilometre. I have to drive really safely.
16. 01. 2014 08:44 CET 2 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): Incredible, on this stage some tricky sections, I feel I am not so use to the car yet, I do two spins which I need not to do… My instincts are still not use to this car yet. We had two full spins and we lose 15 to 20 seconds. I need to learn the car and if it is only spins, it is not too much drama.
16. 01. 2014 08:42 CET 2 retired (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): technical problems - alternator before SS 2
16. 01. 2014 08:40 CET 2 flash info (8 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): Now it is much better, the stage was completely normal at the beginning with good grip. We are really really good. Car was not too bad, we need a little bit more power from the car, we need more kilometres with the car. We need to try not to make mistakes.
16. 01. 2014 08:38 CET 2 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): I went off and got a scare from that so backed right off. I stalled the engine and had to reverse back to the road.
16. 01. 2014 08:36 CET 2 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): Now it was good stage. The car felt good. Ice patches on the stage and then at the end it will get a little bit dirty. It was starting to get very wet. For me it was black top black ice which was the problem.
16. 01. 2014 08:32 CET 2 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Very tough, I am first on the road. Not an easy job, we take it easy on this one, we take it very careful. It was more easy than SS 1, no snow.
16. 01. 2014 08:24 CET 2 Stage is mostly wet with some icy paths.
16. 01. 2014 09:22 CET 1 retired (92 - Dessi Marc / Dessi Vanessa): accident in SS 1
16. 01. 2014 09:19 CET 1 retired (75 - Bensimon Claude / Spitaletto Alain): retired before SS 1
16. 01. 2014 09:18 CET 1 retired (66 - Di Luigi Giovanni / Santoro Antonio): retired before SS 1
16. 01. 2014 08:56 CET 1 retired (35 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): retired in SS 1
16. 01. 2014 08:56 CET 1 retired (12 - Delecour François / Savignoni Dominique): technical problem - gas pedal in SS 1
16. 01. 2014 08:42 CET 1 flash info (7 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): After the first split, I lost the front of the car - I was certainly too fast in a normal right hander. I wanted to avoid the contact with a post there but could not stop the spin and crashed on the rear. We are both OK but we could not continue because of the damage on the rear.
16. 01. 2014 08:27 CET 1 (51 - Gilbert Quentin / Jamoul Renaud): stopped in stage
16. 01. 2014 08:18 CET 1 flash info (22 - Melichárek Jaroslav / Melichárek Erik): Very hard stage, snow, ice, not good for me. First time in WRC.
16. 01. 2014 08:14 CET 1 (35 - Maurin Julien / Klinger Nicolas): stopped in stage
16. 01. 2014 08:13 CET 1 flash info (3 - Meeke Kris / Nagle Paul): The problem is I am running half daylight, half dark and I could not see where the snow starts. That was a baptism of fire. It was incredible, absolutely incredible.
16. 01. 2014 08:13 CET 1 (12 - Delecour François / Savignoni Dominique): stopped in stage
16. 01. 2014 08:10 CET 1 flash info (11 - Bouffier Bryan / Panseri Xavier): First corner I went out and hit a bridge, I thought my race was over at the first corner. As we have similar problem on second corner, I decided to slow down. In this condition with slick you cannot enjoy.
16. 01. 2014 08:09 CET 1 flash info (10 - Kubica Robert / Szczepaniak Maciej): It was very tough, there was snow, we were not expecting snow. We made a mistake. The lights were bouncing and we could not see anything. The toughest stage of my life.
16. 01. 2014 08:08 CET 1 flash info (6 - Evans Elfyn / Barritt Daniel): I made a very slow speed spin, but we did not hit anything. Very very steady but it is about survival at this stage.
16. 01. 2014 08:06 CET 1 flash info (9 - Mikkelsen Andreas / Markkula Mikko): That was absolutely terrible, I have never done anything like that before. It is not easy to start the stage with ice and slicks. Suddenly the ice comes without anything in the pace notes. We take it very careful.
16. 01. 2014 08:04 CET 1 flash info (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): Difficult, but for us it is over. We have no battery, it is over. It is not charging, we are driving without lights. Down to eight volts.
16. 01. 2014 08:02 CET 1 (21 - Prokop Martin / Ernst Michal): problems with battery
16. 01. 2014 08:01 CET 1 flash info (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): Unbelievable. So so tricky conditions, the snow took me completely by surprise. We went off the road, we were very very lucky. Ok difficult conditions, I think everyone was taken by surprise and so was I.
16. 01. 2014 07:59 CET 1 flash info (8 - Sordo Dani / Martí Marc): This is my most difficult stage in my career. It is dry at the beginning and now it is snow and snow with the slick tyres, it is difficult. I am happy to be at the end.
16. 01. 2014 07:58 CET 1 flash info (5 - Hirvonen Mikko / Lehtinen Jarmo): What a start for the season. There were a few kilometres where it was snowing, unbelievably slippery in some places.
16. 01. 2014 07:56 CET 1 flash info (2 - Latvala Jari-Matti / Anttila Miikka): I saw Neuville off the road, less than 6 kms after the start. After that is was difficult to find the rhythm, I drove very slow after that. I have not driven the car in these conditions. But I have to come to the finish, I crash on these conditions last year.
16. 01. 2014 07:52 CET 1 (4 - Østberg Mads / Andersson Jonas): was out of the road
16. 01. 2014 07:50 CET 1 flash info (1 - Ogier Sébastien / Ingrassia Julien): Crazy conditions on slick tyres, full snow at the beginning of the stage. First corner I hit the wall.
16. 01. 2014 07:37 CET 1 retired (7 - Neuville Thierry / Gilsoul Nicolas): accident in SS 1
16. 01. 2014 07:31 CET 1 Small rain and snowfall, road is mostly wet.