The Swedish winter delivered a spectacular frozen landscape for the championship's second round - and a snowy backdrop that is unique in the WRC season.
Snowy forests, night stages and soaring jumps gave our WRC photography team the inspiration for some breathtaking shots. Here's a selection of our favourites from Jaanus Ree and Andre Lavadinho.
Above: Rally Sweden spectators are a hardy bunch, able to shrug off sub-zero conditions with specialist kit like bobble hat, camp fire and sausage-on-a-stick. Having just missed Ott Tänak however, you have to wonder whether if these guys might have their priorities wrong.
Below: Craig Breen's fifth places at Rallye Monte-Carlo and Rally Sweden are Citroën's highlights so far this year. Here he is on his first competitive outing in the C3 World Rally Car.
Below: Number one in our list of 'winter wonderland' shots, here's Sébastien Ogier at full chat through a scene that could have come straight from a Christmas card.
Below: For drivers who find going flat-out on snow just a bit tame, Colin's Crest offers the chance to up the stakes by mixing in a long jump competition. Does furthest equal fastest? Probably not, but a massive jump here says a lot about bravery - and sends the crowds of spectators wild. Respect to this year's winner, Mads Østberg.
Below: As a three-time winner in Sweden, we knew that Jari-Matti Latvala had the skills to win, but few believed newcomers Toyota would have the goods on only their second round. What will the combination be capable of in Mexico?