Change of the guards. I think this is the rally the torch is passed from Sebastien to Sebastien. You shouldn’t be able to lead the Swedish rally without 1. A proven rally car 2. Scandinavian heritage. Ogier is doing without either. It’s rather impressive.
Was there any doubt? Big shuffle behind Loeb on the final stages though. Some very tricky situations caught some drivers out. You know its bad when some choose to turn of their anti lag system to make it through a stage. Sad to see Novikov, Hanninen and Latvala DNF from a good positions. Latvala’s quickly turning into the modern day Mcrae. On some days absolutely unbeatable then the next round, he’ll crash out in amazing fashion.