Rally of Portugal leader Mikko Hirvonen says he will not risk everything in his bid to win his first World Rally Championship round in a Citroen this weekend.
The Finn, driving for the French team for only the fourth time, leads the event by 36.3 seconds from Russian driver Evgeny Novikov, with Mads Ostberg a further five seconds behind.
After Sebastien Loeb's departure from the event on the third stage, the full weight of Citroen's points expectation now rests on Hirvonen's shoulders, especially as he can now extend Citroen's lead in the standings after both factory Fords went off the road on Friday.
"I'm not confident of anything at the moment," said Hirvonen. "I am just going to drive through the stages and tick them off. I'm not thinking about anything except for the stages. I have to think about the risks and think about how much I am willing to risk to win this rally.
"For now, we will carry on as we are. I know that I can fight more if I need to, but Novikov and Ostberg have less to lose, but equally, the best way to make the most manufacturer points is to win the rally."