Inside the cockpit that saved Latvala
The modern-day World Rally Championship car has to be remarkably robust to keep its occupants safe, as Toyota's Jari-Matti Latvala proved in Corsica. We looked inside the wreckage to find the key features that helped him escape unscathed.
Rally car safety has been very much in focus in the wake of Kris Meeke's ousting from the Citroen team following his dramatic accident on Rally Portugal, but it was Jari-Matti Latvala's side-on shunt in Corsica earlier in the year that answered plenty of questions about the strength of the current generation of World Rally cars.
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