"To those who criticise on social media and suck their thumb on their couch, put your ass in a race car and live what we just lived," Elena said on Twitter.

"I'm a bon vivant, I enjoy life. To those who say I'm fat, I say sod off."

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Elena and Loeb finished sixth in the Monte Carlo Rally, which was won by Belgian Thierry Neuville on Sunday. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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