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Max Vatanen Rally Driver

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In the first round, Portugal, we started really well. Expectations tend to run high. This season I have learnt a lot, so all the data from the rallies need to be studied in order to prepare.

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There's a roll cage, slightly better brakes and suspension system, a bit different exhaust and that's it. In he was re-elected, this time from the list of the conservative French Union for a Popular Movement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We have the raw speed, we just need to build it up for next season, learn from the mistakes and improve.

But of course I'm looking forward to possibly driving. Vatanen and Richards parted ways for the season, and for the next few years Vatanen was co-driven by Terry Harryman. From the bench to the driving seat.

Nevertheless, I was happy with my improvement on tarmac - biggest problem of Scandinavian drivers -, considering the last day was only paved surface. Max gives a bit of insight into his cooperation with his co-driver, Mikko Lukka. Sheer driving talent is not merely the only requirement of a successful rally driver. Even as a driver it was really interesting to see all that work going into it. When I get back there I will have some new, interesting projects as well.

Unfortunately we had a misunderstanding in the pace notes and rolled, but we had the speed. You can't put everything in there, because the corners come way too fast for accumulating all the details the co-driver says, but I still try to be as precise as I can.

Even when you have the speed in rallying, that's not enough. On the gravel stages we were right at pace. Nothing is confirmed yet, so I can't say anything. It is possible to transfer the knowledge to four wheel-drive cars.

Luckily there are a few more months till next season, because they go so quickly. There have been a lot of ups and downs. We have had good moments and speed and then not so good speed and mistakes at some points. We were leading on the first day.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ari Vatanen. Vatanen continued competing in the World Rally Championship more or less actively until the season. In European Parliament elections Vatanen was again a National Coalition candidate in Finland, but he did not get elected this time. The and seasons were quiet for Vatanen, sti is 1462 drivers windows 7 whose career as a top-line driver was slowly drawing to a close. Vatanen was born and grew up in rural Tuupovaara in Eastern Finland.

Rallying has always been a part of our family. He soon developed an interest in politics, and in he was elected to the European Parliament from the list of the conservative Finnish National Coalition party, despite continuing to live in France. Pace notes are really personal. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Vatanen briefly led the event before being overhauled by eventual winner Juha Kankkunen. It is an even more striking result when one considers that it has only been his second-ever season of rallying. Despite having no roots in Estonia, in January Vatanen was named as the candidate of presidency by the board of the Estonian Autosport Union to become first foreign President of the authority.

Max Vatanen scares his famous rally driver dad to pieces

The season should be the break-through. Finland started well, we had a good testing before. Whichever your preference is, the pace notes still have to be accurate so that you can trust them. It is never too easy to step out of the shadow of a great predecessor as a professional and as a person - especially when it is the next of kin in subject bearing the same last name.

Then before Poland I had one tarmac rally, and there were a few months in-between, whereas most of the other guys were behind the steering wheel all the time, they had the momentum. At some splits we were fastest on the final stages, but there were a lot of hairpins and handbrake turns and I lost a lot of time there.

Ari Vatanen

Then, on the second day, I made a mistake, we had a puncture and a fuel-pump issue. They have homes in Finland and France. And there's nothing that can substitute seat time.

Max Vatanen scares his famous rally driver dad to piecesAbout this photo

Ari Vatanen

Institute for Information on the Crimes of Communism. He was tipped to win the world title, but at mid-season was trailing his teammate Timo Salonen after a series of accidents and mechanical problems. This is all - of course - just the beginning for Max Vatanen, he is determined to stand his ground and move forward to achieve higher goals. His most notable result that year was a podium finish on Rally Argentina, the first time he had contested the event since his accident there nine years previously. Nevertheless, he continued to contest a few events then and in subsequent years, his best result being a podium finish at the Safari Rally.

Max Vatanen

Quite the same way as his father, it was Ford that gave Max his big break along with Ari's world title in the Escort. Even so, he was dropped by the Subaru team at the end of the season in favour of Carlos Sainz. Kinja is in read-only mode. He remains the only privateer driver i. Vatanen said he had always been in good relations with Estonians and he's deeply impressed by the achievements of such a small country.

Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo. What one needs to bear in mind is that my name is associated with my father and people think I have a lot of experience, but this was only my second season of rallying.

But the day after I finished it, I started my first rally. It is only rewarding when all the things come together and you win the rally.