Rift between Ford drivers?

Ford may have told Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz to hold station to try and ensure a 1-2 finish in Greece, but the Spaniard seems determined to pass McRae and steal his first win for two years

Rift between Ford drivers?

In a move that could open the wounds of the 1995 Catalunya Rally Subaru team orders scenario (where McRae refused to back off and let Sainz win until after the final stage where the team demanded he honoured the
agreement), Sainz put his foot down and closed the gap from 30s to just seven on SS15.

At the service point before the group of three stages, Ford insisted that Sainz took two spare wheels despite his demand that he only wanted one. At the refuel area he flung one of the spares out of the car and sped away before the team could do anything...

McRae is seeking his second win of the year (and only his third finish in 14 events) while Sainz has not won a rally since the 1998 New Zealand event.

Should Sainz go all the way and take victory from McRae then he will draw level with Juha Kankkunen on 23 wins as the most successful WRC driver ever. On the other hand, if his personal battle with McRae ends in disaster
for either driver then the repercussions could run and run!

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