Ford team boss Malcolm Wilson surprised by Sebastien Loeb's mistake in Australia
|By David Evans||Friday, September 9th 2011, 05:27 GMT|
Ford team principal Malcolm Wilson says he was surprised that championship leader Sebastien Loeb crashed out when leading Rally Australia this morning.
Loeb went off the road midway through the rally's fourth stage, landing the car on its side. The Citroen team hopes Loeb will be able to return to the event tomorrow.
"It was a bit of a shock to hear [about Loeb]," said Wilson. "Okay, we knew the conditions were tricky, you could see that from the times coming through - the way they were getting slower and slower, but it's strange. You don't expect it anymore. It must be two years since he made a mistake and he's clearly had the best position on the road this morning."
With Loeb's Citroen team-mate Sebastien Ogier having also now crashed out, Ford currently holds a one-two on the event with Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala.