Let's face it, it wouldn't be the first time an argument had got out of hand over a bottle of beer...
But surely this most astonishing of World Rally Championship stories wouldn't be spoiled at the last, would it? Thankfully not. Hyundai got its maiden podium finish in the WRC and Thierry Neuville got to mix champagne with the last drop of Corona his i20 WRC hadn't swallowed on the way home.
Last week's Rally Mexico was one of the most dramatic WRC rounds in a long time. The high-altitude stages rocked the teams and rolled the cars; none of the manufacturers escaped untouched by the championship's first trip to the dirt.
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David Evans is the rallies editor of Autosport and Motorsport News. A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Having read (or at least looked at the pictures) from the age of two, he joined <i>Motoring News</i> in 1996 and later moved to Autosport in 2002.@davidevansrally More features by David Evans