Articles tagged Sebastian Lindholm

Page 61 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, October 1994

Tommi gun

Given a rare opportunity in a top works rally car on home soil, Tommy Mäkinen didn't waste it As the 1994 World Rally Championship heads towards its close, three drivers have emerged with a chance of securing the title: Didier Auriol and Juha Kankkunen in Toyotas and Subaru's Carlos Sainz. In Finland, at the end of August, where the Neste 1000 Lakes Rally was the eighth qualifier of the 10-round...

Page 8 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, January 1990

Four-Play!

Four-play! IN ONE of the conference rooms of Heathrow's Excelsior Airport Hotel, there was a hubbub of the kind which is common at gatherings of people who share a common interest; people of many nationalities who had assembled for a sporting purpose and who were itching to see the morning, when they would set out in pairs on their five day contest against a hundred-odd other pairs, the weather,...

Page 12 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, April 1988

World Rally Championship: Portuguese Rally

No more stage fright Sitting before the start of the Portuguese Rally at the event's headquarters in Cascais, the fishing port and tourist resort some twenty miles west of Lisbon, we overheard the remark that "times have changed". Several other visitors spoke up in agreement, and we wondered what had prompted this nostalgia, for such expressions usually imply regret at the passing of some popular...

Page 44 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1993

Finntasia

When Mikko Helander, then manager of Finland's Teboil Team which existed to help promising private drivers, told me after an Arctic Rally many years ago that a little known driver called Ari Vatanen would one day become world champion, I was sceptical. I had been approached by self-considered talent scouts many times before and I was not easily convinced. A few years later, after Vatanen had...

Page 17 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1992

Great scot

It used to be commonly expressed that you could beat neither the Finns in Finland nor the Swedes in Sweden. Drivers from these two countries have dominated the world's leading rallies and it has been difficult enough to beat them anywhere — witness their success rate in the RAC Rally, for example. On their home ground, beating or even matching them has been close to impossible. Now, we have a...

Page 37 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, September 1990

ADAC Rally, Germany

Germany is one of the most powerful countries in Europe. It has a thriving motor industry and a populace which seems to be enthusiastic about rallying. Yet it has no qualifier in the World Rally Championship. The USA is in a similar position, although for a different reason. In the USA the public simply do not understand rallying. To them, a motor competition, whether it is a race, rally, slalom...

Page 44 of October 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1988

Rally review: Thousand Lakes Rally

Delta meets its match At last a manufacturer has been able to take to a rally car capable of matching, even bettering, the performance of the Lancia Delta HF Integrale. The Italian team has had things all its own way for some two years and, with no real opposition, has romped to the top of results lists with boring regularity. But in Finland's Thousand Lakes Rally at the end of August, all that...

Page 34 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1992

The Mark Of A Champion?

There was a time when no one thought it possible that a driver from outside the Nordic region could ever win the Rally of the 1000 Lakes, as it was then called. To beat the Finns anywhere was a difficult task indeed; to beat them on their home ground was inconceivable. The rally used well-founded dirt roads which were hard but loose-surfaced, and there were so many blind crests that the slightest...

Page 38 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1995

Tommi's advance

Makinen wins on home soil, but the death of a spedator casts a cloud over the downgraded Finnish classic Without full World Championship status this year, and attracting no more than a casual interest from the major teams who operate four-wheel-drive cars, the Neste 1000 Lakes Rally was considered by many in Finland to have degenerated into a local derby. Indeed, only two drivers stood out as...

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This month in motorsport – cont'd.

December24: The RAC MSA hands over management of the British Rallycross Championship to the BRSCC. 27: Belgian former racer André Pilette dies, aged 75. January4: Lamborghini's future in F1 looks uncertain, as Larrousse confirms that it will switch to Ford's HB V8. 4: Talk is rife that there will be mid-week F3 races on summer evenings. The idea gets the thumbs-up from team managers. 4: David...

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