An entertaining day at Citroën Racing in Versailles, where the team unveiled its definitive livery for the new DS3 WRC. Interesting, too, to see the developing rivalry between Sébastien Loeb, seven times a champion, and Sébastien Ogier, his new very fast, very French team-mate.
"Before it was maybe easier," said Seb Senior, referring to the years when he outpaced a string of top-line team-mates, including Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae. "It really hurt when Ogier beat me last year. I'm not used to losing to someone in the same car. "But do I fear Seb? No. He is a rival, like anyone else. And we will both have the same chance to win." Seb the Younger is a little less tactful. "I want to win the title some time," he said, "and maybe it could be in 2012 or 2013 that this happens. "But I would prefer not to wait..." This one could simmer nicely as the year progresses. And that would be a good thing. Rallying has suffered badly from predictability over the past few seasons. The odd personality clash could bring much-needed extra spice.