I will never forget when I was doing some rallying coverage for Eurosport some years ago, on the weekend when Marcus Gronholm scored his first-ever WRC win on the slippery Swedish Rally in 2000.
He came into the service area to cheers from the crowd before emerging out of his car to even louder Gallic cheers from his crew. Reporters were hesitating while the hugging was going on, but I piled in and got the first question in.
"You've won your first rally, but can you do it now?" Gronholm knew exactly what I meant but was polite in his answer, saying that 'We'll see how the season goes, blah blah blah ...'
Marcus Gronholm at the 2000 Rally Sweden © LAT
He won the world title that year.