Hiring Jari-Matti Latvala, 35, as the boss of the Toyota rally stable surprised almost everyone.
However, Latvala’s first World Rally Championship as a leader could be described as a complete hit, as Toyota achieved a double victory in the Monte Carlo race led by Sebastien Ogier and Elfyn Evans.
Kalle Rovanperä completed the excellent contribution of the Japanese brand in fourth place.
Latvala's own driving career finally declined in the 2019 season due to, among other things, repeated driving errors.
He was left without a factory driver's seat for the 2020 season. Latvala, known as a fast but error-prone driver, received a lot of criticism in his professional career, especially in the final stages.
On Sunday, he stood in an interview with the organizers as Toyota’s team manager on the hills of his fortune.
- I am very satisfied!
What else can you hope for?
We have a fantastic team.
They do an incredibly great job, Latvala glowed.
- We have the best drivers.
I couldn’t be in a better place, Latvala continued.