As we celebrate 70 years of coverage at Autosport, it seemed only proper to sit down with probably the greatest rally ace of all time. Indeed, it could easily be argued, one of the top drivers in the history of motorsport across every discipline.
Today, Sebastien Loeb is a part-time Hyundai driver. The team gives us all the time that we need and the man himself is sort-of happy to go through the story of how and why he has dominated the rally pages of this magazine since the turn of the century.
'Sort-of happy' because Loeb is in no way ready to join the veterans' tour alongside Stig Blomqvist, Ari Vatanen and all the rest. The prospect of him reminiscing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is as improbable as Coldplay signing up for a summer season at Butlin's. It's in the nuances of what Loeb says, such as when the subject of his fun-loving co-driver Daniel Elena comes up. How have they spent so long together?