Articles tagged Tommi Makinen

Page 20 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, March 1996

Through the Looking Glass

The international rally season traditionally opens in Monte Carlo. David Williams explains how, this year, it both did and didn't . . . There is a school of thought that Patrick Bernardini is on to a good thing. In years to come, the theory goes, people will remember only that he won the 1996 Monte Carlo Rally. His name will be on the list of winners for as long as anyone cares that there is such...

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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...

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Obituary - Richard Burns

On the fourth anniversary of winning his WRC title, Richard Burns died. He was just 34. John Davenport pays tribute to a British rallying icon. I never had the chance to sit beside Richard Burns in a rally car. But I did watch the RAC Rally in 2000, when he collected his hat-trick on the event. It was a revelation to see just how much his style required the Subaru to go sideways, like an old-time...

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World Rally Cars raid the Riveira

Subaru won the Monte Carlo Rally, but not before a bloody fight with Mitsubishi and Ford. Andrew Frankel was there In the end it wasn't speed or sublime talent that won the first round of the 1997 World Rally Championship for Piero Liatti and Subaru, although both played a part. As ever with this maverick event, it fell simply to the team that made the fewest mistakes, the victory proving just...

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Rota blades

Subaru is the favourite for the 1996 World Championship, with Piero Liatti bolstering the driving squad. The Monte-Carlo Rally will be over by now, but it does not form part of the full WRC this year. We look forward to some of the events which do The FIA's method of "rotating" World Championship qualifying events so that, in turn, they lose their main championship status and sometimes count...

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What Kimi did next

Famed for his ‘Iceman’ persona, Kimi Räikkönen seems happy to have swapped F1 politics for the more relaxed setting of world rallying. Now there’s just that man Loeb to deal with… Day two of Rally Finland, noodling slowly along a public road between special stages three and four, near a place called Kukkaro, Kimi Räikkönen and co-driver Kaj Lindström have pulled their Citroën Junior Team C4 onto...

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 60 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, July 1996

Taming the Acropolis

David Williams witnessed a dazzling drive from Colin McRae on an Acropolis that was as tame as it seemed A minute oversight had become apparent in Prodrive's normally meticulous planning the mechanics had a tennis ball and the stumps but someone had left the cricket bat in Athens. Cricket bat" Stumps'? What sort of an Acropolis Rally was this? The old days of a 50 mph average on road sections may...

Page 34 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1990

First non-Nordic driver to win

When the Safari Rally achieved world recognition and began to attract drivers from all over the globe, the visitors, even the most experienced and battle-hardened professionals found it very difficult indeed to beat the local crews. A special skill was required to do well on this event, and East African residents were so accustomed to local conditions and "reading the signs" that it was not until...

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Rally Review -- New Zealand Rally

Sainz' Kiwi Adventure The New Zealand Rally has, for a number of years, experienced a love-hate relationship with FISA. It has been in and out of the World Championship several times, and even this year was not among the first list of definite qualifiers announced by FISA. Instead, it was in the short list of four from which three qualifiers were chosen late last year, long after the bulk of...

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