"You want to win;you need a Finn!"


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"You want to win;you need a Finn!"

Post by user-9613590 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:13 am

Considering a 5 million people nation we have way too many World champions;in rally as F1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wo ... _champions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fo ... _Champions

Then check how many Finns are driving either in WRC or F1 that are not yet champions..

What's wrong with us?

Where are US rally champions? Or Russian?Not to mention India and China! That much people should have someone great driver!
No,we don't have big sponsors to buy the place in top (and you don't be on the top team long without results)
Sweden have almost double the people and where's the champions?
Germany has about 10 times the people and while they have few great drivers the number of the drivers is small.
Again compared to 5 million nation..
Maybe it's just the 6 monts of winter when you have to learn to control the car or end up the snow bank.Or maybe it's just the mindset.
The champions have always been relaxed,easygoing type.Maybe when in young they have the "I WILL WIN!" attitude but when grown up they relax.
As Juha Kankkunen said when Group-B cars were outlawed "You can live without 500 horsepower but it's misery!"



Crappy 80's video but the sounds.. remember that those cars have no intake restrictor and turbos were packing more than 2 bar..Would you go in on reading the map?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5N5C3UzIE8 in the 4.20 Mikkola tell that sometimes he feel that he wasn't even inside the car;faster you drived the crazy winged Audi the faster you could drive!

Then there was only Mikkola,Alen,Vatanen,Kankkunen,Toivonen and maybe someone else I just don't remember fighting for win.Finns of course.


Re: "You want to win;you need a Finn!"

Post by user-9613590 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:39 am

You think you driving fast..


Old crappy Opel Manta 2WD but a Vatanen on the wheel..

More of Vatanen and some US content too:


Winged Audi.. I almost like the 5 cylinder sound when it rev like this! (who the f**k ever think "let's make a 5 cylinder inline!")


Re: "You want to win;you need a Finn!"

Post by user-9613590 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:50 am

Never enough of these!
Sure,you with your 502 cid Camaro would blow the doors off these "racers"..


Enjoy the ride in 4 time World rally champion Juha Kankkunen in the Group A Celica (they have a 38 mm restrictor back then;effectively limiting hp to under 400)



Re: "You want to win;you need a Finn!"

Post by user-9613590 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:44 am

The average Finnish rally driver with 1600 cc legendary AE-86 Corolla!

Sorry,these are just too beautiful not to distribute..


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