Finnish racecar drivers

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  1. Mika Häkkinen

    Mika Häkkinen


    Mika Pauli Häkkinen ( pronunciation ; born 28 September 1968) is a retired Finnish professional racing driver. He was the 1998 and 1999 Formula One World Champion, driving for McLaren and has been ranked among the greatest Formula One drivers in various motorsport polls. Häkkinen currently works in driver management and is a brand ambassador for various companies.

  2. Heikki Kovalainen

    Heikki Kovalainen


    Heikki Johannes Kovalainen (born 19 October 1981) is a Finnish racing driver. He raced in Formula 1 between 2007 and 2013 for the Renault, McLaren, Team Lotus and Lotus F1 teams.

  3. Mika Salo

    Mika Salo


    Mika Juhani Salo (born 30 November 1966) is a Finnish professional racing driver. He competed in Formula One between 1994 and 2002. His best ranking was 10th in the world championship in 1999. He also won the GT2 class in the 2008 and 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.

  4. Keke Rosberg

    Keke Rosberg


    Keijo Erik "Keke" Rosberg ( pronunciation ; born 6 December 1948) is a Finnish former racing driver and winner of the 1982 Formula One World Championship. He was the first Finnish driver to compete regularly in the series. Rosberg grew up in Oulu and Iisalmi, Finland. He is the father of current Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg.

  5. Valtteri Bottas

    Valtteri Bottas


    Valtteri Bottas (born 28 August 1989) is a Finnish racing driver currently competing in Formula One with Williams Martini Racing. He currently resides in Monaco.

  6. Janne Ahonen

    Janne Ahonen


    Janne Petteri Ahonen ( pronunciation ) (born 11 May 1977) is a Finnish ski jumper.

  7. Aaro Vainio

    Aaro Vainio


    Aaro Vainio (born October 2, 1993 in Espoo) is a Finnish racing driver, currently contesting in the GP3 series.

  8. Rauno Aaltonen

    Rauno Aaltonen


    Rauno August Aaltonen (born 7 January 1938), also known as "The Rally Professor", is a Finnish former professional rally driver who competed in the World Rally Championship throughout the 1970s. Before WRC was established Aaltonen competed in the European Rally Championship. He won the championship in 1965, with Tony Ambrose as his co-driver. He also won the Finnish Rally Championship in 1961 and 1965. In 1966, he partnered Bob Holden in Australia to win the premier touring car race, the Gallaher 500, in a Mini Cooper S at Mount Panorama in New South Wales.

  9. JJ Lehto

    JJ Lehto


    Jyrki Juhani Järvilehto (born 31 January 1966 in Espoo), better known as "JJ Lehto", is a racing driver from Finland. He won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, in 1995 and 2005. He is also a former Formula One driver.

  10. Asser Wallenius

    Asser Wallenius


    Asser Rafael Wallenius (July 23, 1902 – February 25, 1971) was a Finnish speed skater and racing driver who competed in the 1924 Winter Olympics.

  11. Markku Alén

    Markku Alén


    Markku Allan Alén (born February 15, 1951, in Helsinki) is a Finnish former rally and race car driver. He drove for Fiat, Lancia, Subaru and Toyota in the World Rally Championship, and held the record for most stage wins (801) in the series, until Sébastien Loeb overtook it at the 2011 Rally Catalunya. Alén's phrase "now maximum attack" became well-known.

  12. Jari Nurminen

    Jari Nurminen


    Jari Nurminen (born November 10, 1961) is a Finnish racing driver from Helsinki.

  13. Tero Palmroth

    Tero Palmroth


    Tero Palmroth (born May 28, 1953, Tampere, Finland), is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series. He raced in the 1988-1992 seasons with 12 career starts, including the 1988-1991 Indianapolis 500. His best CART finish was in 12th position at the 1990 Indianapolis 500.

  14. Mikko Kozarowitzky

    Mikko Kozarowitzky


    Michael "Mikko" Kozarowitzky (born 17 May 1948) is a former racing driver from Finland. With a solid background in various lower formulae, he reached Formula One in 1977. Driving for the RAM team, which was then running March 761 cars, Kozarowitzky entered the 1977 Swedish Grand Prix where he failed to qualify mainly thanks to a lack of testing time in the car.

  15. Atte Mustonen

    Atte Mustonen


    Atte Mustonen (born 16 September 1988 in Heinola, Finland), is a single-seater motor racing driver.

  16. Toni Vilander

    Toni Vilander


    Toni Markus Vilander (born 25 July 1980) is a Finnish professional racing driver who currently drives for the AF Corse Ferrari team in various categories of sports car racing.

  17. Jesse Krohn

    Jesse Krohn


    Jesse Kurki-Suonio (born 3 September 1990 in Nurmijärvi, Uusimaa), more commonly known as Jesse Krohn, is a Finnish racing driver currently competing in the Italian Formula Three Championship. He is notable for winning the Finnish, Northern European Zone (NEZ) and Estonian Formula Renault championships.

  18. Juho Annala

    Juho Annala


    Juho Annala, born (1984-02-24) February 24, 1984 (age 31) in Lapua, is a Finnish race car driver. After starting in karting, Annala moved to Swedish, Finnish, and Nordic Formula Ford in 2004, winning the Nordic championship and coming second in both the Swedish and Finnish championships. In 2005 he moved to the British Formula Three Championship driving for Alan Docking Racing in the national class of the championship. He finished 6th in series points scoring 3 podium finishes. In 2006 he switched teams to Performance Racing Europe and captured 3 wins and 3 pole positions on his way to third in the championship. In 2007 he drove in the International Formula Master series for Jenzer Motorsport and finished 11th in points with a runner up finish at Brno. He drove in the 2008 Grand Prix of Long Beach, the final Champ Car race, for Rocketsports but was knocked out by mechanical problems after 42 laps after qualifying last. Later in the year he made two starts in the Finnish Super Touring Championship.

  19. Henri Karjalainen

    Henri Karjalainen


    Henri Mikael Karjalainen (born February 19, 1986) is a Finnish racing driver. He will race in GT Finnish Championship in the year 2010. Henri's manager is Finnish Sport Management Agency SportElite.

  20. Markus Niemelä

    Markus Niemelä


    Markus Niemelä (born 20 March 1984 in Rauma) is a Finnish race car driver, currently in the Atlantic Championship series in North America. He is the 2008 series champion after winning the final round at Road Atlanta. His international racing career has been volatile due to a number of injuries he has sustained during his career.

  21. Valle Mäkelä

    Valle Mäkelä


    Valle Mäkelä (born February 2, 1986, Laitila, Finland) is a Finnish motor racing driver.

  22. Matias Laine

    Matias Laine

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    Matias Laine (born 25 April 1990 in Joensuu) is a Finnish racing driver.

  23. Pekka Saarinen

    Pekka Saarinen


    Pekka Saarinen (born July 27, 1983) is a Finnish racing driver and head of PS Racing.

  24. Mika Mäki

    Mika Mäki

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    Mika Mäki (born February 27, 1988 in Pirkkala, Finland) is a Finnish racing driver.

  25. Curt Lincoln

    Curt Lincoln

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    Curt "Curre" Richard Lincoln (Stockholm, October 25, 1918 – Espoo, August 28, 2005) was one of the most famous race car drivers in Finland. His racing career started with hydroplanes in 1947. In 1949 he changed to a 500 cc Effyh, later he also drove cars such as Jaguar D types, Ferraris and Formula 3 Coopers. During his career he drove around 400 races and had around 200 wins. He won 14 Finnish Eläintarha races between 1951 and 1962 in the Formula 3 and Junior classes. Other wins were the GP of Angola and two class wins at the Swedish GP in Kristianstad. Curt was also a top level tennis player, being Finnish and Swedish Champion. He was also one of the organisers when Keimola Motor Stadium was built in Finland. He had his last win in 1967 with F3 Brabham BT 21 at Keimola and retired from racing in the next year. Curt Lincoln became a Finnish Citizen in 1961. His daughter Nina was married to Formula One World Champion Jochen Rindt.

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