What the drivers had to say after Sauertal 1 Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland
What the drivers had to say after Sauertal 1 Photo: ADAC Rallye Deutschland

Quotes after Sauertal 1

A big moment

What the drivers had to say after the first stage of ADAC Rallye Deutschland.

OGIER Sébastien/INGRASSIA Julien: "I set the fastest time, but I am not happy because I made a few slight mistakes."

LATVALA Jari-Matti/ANTTILA Miikka: "I had a big moment just before the finish. I cut too much, the car got airborne and I lost some time."

MIKKELSEN Andreas/FLOENE Ola: "I didn't take too many risks. Especially in the forest sections, I drove cautiously."

OSTBERG Mads/ANDERSSON Jonas: "I am very happy with the set-up of my car and I hope that I can continue to set fast times."

HIRVONEN Mikko/LEHTINEN Jarmo: "I am not happy. I slid straight on into a meadow in a braking zone."

MEEKE Kris/NAGLE Paul GBR/IRL: Damage to the rear of the car, including the exhaust. "Halfway through the stage, I spun and I slid into a ditch rear first."

NEUVILLE Thierry/GILSOUL Nicolas: "Thanks to the team for getting the car ready overnight. The car is running perfectly, apart from the handbrake."

EVANS Elfyn/BARRITT Daniel: "The stage is difficult to drive, grip conditions vary a lot."

PROKOP Martin/TOMANEK Jan: "I have problems with the brake that isn't properly adjusted."

BOUFFIER Bryan/PANSERI Xavier: "The car is good, but the times not so much."

KUBICA Robert/SZCZEPANIAK Maciej: "Conditions are difficult, it is very slippery. Therefore, I didn't want to take too many risks."

MELICHÁREK Jaroslav/MELICHÁREK Erik: "I am not happy. I didn't have any grip and was just sliding around. I couldn't get the temperature into the tyres."

SORDO Dani/MARTI Marc: "I am very confident with the car and the set-up. I hope that I will be able to challenge for a top position."

TANAK Ott/MOLDER Raigo: "This was a nice stage, but also very difficult, therefore I didn't want to take too many risks."

AL-ATTIYAH Nasser/BERNACCHINI Giovanni: "I am very happy, because I am five seconds faster than Tanak."

GIORDANO Quentin/ROUX Thomas: Hit a straw bale, some straw in the wheels briefly caught fire.

RIEDEMANN Christian/WENZEL Michael : "I am happy, because I was fastest in WRC3 on the opening stage."

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