Watching the South American autumn sunrise between the lunar landscape of the fabled El Condor stage is almost spiritual. The snoring coming from tents housing Fernet-Branca-fuelled locals brings you back down to earth. But only briefly. Rally Argentina is one of the most stunning rounds of the season. The roads vary greatly, from the Santa Rosa quick stuff down south to the twisty, technical tests which traditionally close out proceedings on the final day. But Rally Argentina’s about more than beautiful vistas and watersplashes, it’s about a fabulous culture of intense red wine and an excess of red meat. Rallying done for the day, a long glass of Malbec and a plate full of Bife de lomo is one of the season’s highlights.