This is the Statt Mann Baby. It's time to Scatt a little bit.

Climate change had an impact on Rally Sweden this weekend. The second event in this year's World Rally championship is the only snow rally on the WRC calendar.

The rally was won by Jari-Matti Latvala, the top driver on the Ford team. He beat Mikko Hirvonen, Latvala's Ford teammate last year who's now driving for Citroen.

The win was Ford's sixth straight in Sweden and it's 50th since forming a partnership with M-Sport in 1997.

But you have to pay attention to how some of the action played out in Sweden. There were tire problems all weekend. Teams reported they were wearing out tires on rocks that were coming through the legendary ice in Sweden. The gravel that appeared through the ice wore out the tires. Worn tires allowed their steel studs used for traction on the ice to escape the tire tread.

Without the studs in the tires, many teams had problems with traction when patches of ice appeared. One of those teams was eight-time defending champion Sebastien Loeb who slid into a snowbank early in the event and never recovered. He finished sixth.

Temperatures for the weekend were milder than usual. That helped with the gravel problems. Thinner ice from a milder winter helped with the gravel problems too.

More proof this weekend that what we love isn't immune from the climate change issues that affect all of us. None of this happens in a vacuum.