The gloom gathered and as a fine Finnish mist turned to a late-summer drizzle, I sensed the conversation was over. The talk had dried up. Unlike the weather.
Over a cup of tea in August 2013, I was talking shop with one of M-Sport's long-termers. We'd been through the glory days - the Tommi Makinen win in an Escort Cosworth; Marrko Martin in the 2003 Focus and then, of course, Marcus Gronholm versus Mikko Hirvonen versus Jari-Matti Latvala.
Good 1000 Lakes days. Great cars.