Inside the million-pound Swedish stand-off

Inside the million-pound Swedish stand-off

After a tumultuous week, Rally Sweden organisers were rewarded for their perseverance with a new three-year contract. DAVID EVANS dives inside the disagreement that nearly brought the event to its knees

Such was the alcoholic content of this particular amigo and his horse, if gravitational pull had overcome his diminishing ability to remain upright, the fireball would have been spotted from outer space.

Mexico had come to Rally Sweden. And a good time - a great time - was being had by all. The sombrero-wearer in question had clearly been thirsty for much of the day and was now reliant on a pal to keep him out of their roaring and splendidly atmospheric fire.

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