The M-Sport Ford crew arrived at the end of SS7 El Chocolate 2 with flames lapping the rear end of the car. Ferm leapt out from the car, before Lappi bravely drove it a safe distance from any onlookers before also exiting, as captured on WRC+.
It was only once he left the car, that the Finnish pilot realised the full extent of the fire. "I didn't realise how big the fire was, so I tried to still drive," Lappi told WRC+. "Luckily we are fine."
The incident lead to the cancellation of the following stage whilst emergency crews worked to put out the fire and clear the area, before action continued on SS9 Las Minas 2.