The true picture
It certainly is. The WRC picture in particular, courtesy of a fifth different winner in as many rallies – the first time that’s been done since 2001.
Latvala’s picture’s been prone to distortion as well. He arrived in Sardinia on the back of his own difficult run of results and missed opportunities – the look on his face for much of the pre-event press conference added colour to that picture: arms folded and as close to a scowl as J-ML can muster.
As much as Neuville, Latvala
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