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Old 8th September 2009, 09:00   #1
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Loeb won the race on Sunday by beating arch-rival and championship leader Mikko Hirvonen by 12.5 seconds.

But the celebrations soon ended when the team was slapped with a one-minute penalty after the Citroen anti-rollbars were found not to conform to FIA technical configurations.

It relegated the Frenchman to second and allowed Finland's Hirvonen to stretch his lead in the drivers' standings to five points with two races left - in Spain and Britain.

Loeb is now four months without a win and Hirvonen is poised to become the first driver to deny him a world championship title since Petter Solberg won in 2003.

The Citroens of Dani Sordo, who had come third, and fourth-placed Sebastien Ogier, were also penalised.

Motorsport: Citroen boss says sorry to Loeb - Motoring - NZ Herald News

As Hirvonen says - its sad that the race is decided in the stewards room and not on the course!
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Sebastian Loeb has everything going against him this year. It would be a miracle if he gets the driver's championship this year.
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Damn! And just last evening, was watching it on Start Sports & feeling happy for him!!!! Gonna go down to the wire this year...
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