WTCC Muller Month: this one’s for Yvan, says López
José María López used the post-event press conference at FIA WTCC DHL Race of Qatar to pay an emotional tribute to his retiring Citroën team-mate Yvan Muller.
While Muller was unable to claim a podium finish on his final appearance in the World Touring Car Championship, López took third place in the Main Race. However, the result – and performance – mattered little to Argentina’s three-time world champion, who was quick to recognise Muller’s standout career.
“I am not thinking about me, I am just thinking about Yvan,” said López. “Thank you Yvan for everything. Today is about him because he is leaving us for good, for sure. I respect him so much. Honestly the race for me doesn’t make a difference. You always want to win and congratulations to the guys but the applause, all the questions and this conference is for Yvan and not for me.”