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Tommi Makinen

1964-06-26 (age 57)

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Toyota, Hyundai interested in signing Evans for 2018

Elfyn Evans’ second place in Rally Finland looks to have strengthened his position in the driver market for the 2018 WRC season.

Lappi feared Power Stage error cost him Rally Finland win

Rally Finland winner Esapekka Lappi has admitted he feared his maiden WRC victory had gone when he made a mistake during the final stage of the event.

WRC 2017 season tipped for closest-ever title fight

The 2017 WRC season could be one of the most open in the series' history, reckon leading team bosses.

Toyota targets getting "good mileage" in Monte Carlo

Toyota WRC team principal Tommi Makinen has said the team’s aim in Rally Monte Carlo will be to gain as much experience as possible with the newly-built Yaris.

Makinen: Ogier was right to turn down Toyota

Toyota team boss Tommi Makinen said Sebastien Ogier made the right decision not to join the Japanese manufacturer if he didn't believe in its WRC project.

Toyota not concerned by Latvala's poor 2016 season

Toyota's WRC team boss Tommi Makinen says he has no worries regarding new signing Jari-Matti Latvala's struggles during the 2016 season.

2014 Rallye de France Alsace – press conference

Transcript of the post event press conference organized by the FIA for the 2014 Rallye de France Alsace

Petter Solberg launches an all-Norwegian rallycross ‘dream team’

Petter Soldberg World Rallycross Team brings an all-Norwegian dream team together to contest 2014 Fia World Rallycross Championship.

Abu Dhabi-Citroen WRC partnership delivers instant sucess

Loeb claims ‘Magnificent Seven’ in Monte Carlo.

Loeb and Elena on top of the podium in the 'Monte' for the seventh time

Four of the top five finishers in Rallye Monte Carlo were in the Citroën DS3 WRC cars! The championship team is ready for the 2013 battle no matter the weather conditions!

The top 10 moments of 2011

Rainier Ehrhardt - Motorsport.com

Stobart interview with Liu Chao Dong

Q & A SESSION WITH STOBART'S LIU CHAO DONG AHEAD of his debut for the Cumbria-based Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team at Wales Rally GB next week, China's Liu Chao Dong (25) took time out of his busy schedule to speak about his chances at the event ...

Quentin Mitchell Zimbabwe Challenge Rally preview

Mitchell ready for the biggest Challenge of his rallying career 24 year old Kenyan rally driver Quentin Mitchell is ready for the most important rally of his career to date when the Limuru based singer will travel to Zimbabwe to debut his brand ...

Rally Deutschland: Support classes final leg summary

Sandell lands maiden S-WRC win in Germany thriller Patrik Sandell resisted intense pressure from Martin Prokop to claim his first victory in the Super 2000 World Rally Championship after a thrilling battle on Rallye Deutschland today ...

Rally Deutschland: Red Bull preview

KIMI GETS READY FOR ACTION IN GERMANY The last time that Kimi Raikkonen set foot on military ground was probably when he did national service as a youngster back home in Finland. Everyone aged 18 or over has to do military service in Finland, ...

Bulgaria Rally: Red Bull final leg summary

KIMI JUST OUTSIDE THE TOP 10 IN BULGARIA Kimi Raikkonen, Red Bull's fearless iceman and the 2007 Formula One World Champion, owes most of his success to a certain Edgar Purnell Hooley. In many ways, this important personality could be considered ...

Susquehannock: Subaru Rally Team preview

Subaru Driver Dave Mirra Trains with World Rally Legend Tommi Mäkinen ahead of the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (June 3, 2010) This weekend's Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally, known simply as 'STPR' to the rally community, serves as ...

Rally New Zealand: Ford sets new WRC victory record

FORD SETS NEW WRC VICTORY RECORD AFTER LATVALA WINS IN NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND, 9 MAY 2010 - Ford Motor Company today became the most successful manufacturer in the history of the FIA World Rally Championship after Jari- Matti Latvala and Miikka ...

Rally Jordan: Red Bull final leg summary

KIMI CELEBRATES EASTER WITH BAPTISM OF FIRE In Finland, children celebrate Easter by handing out decorations and twigs in return for a bit of money. Other Finnish families grow rye grass in pots and then place eggs in them. Kimi Raikkonen instead ...

Swedish Rally: Red Bull leg two summary

Nothing fishy for Kimi on day two of Rally Sweden... Take some herrings. Stick them in a barrel for a couple of months. Then remove and put them into a can. Leave for anything up to a year. When the can starts bulging, you know that enough gas has ...

Renault forms partnership with OMP Racing

Renault F1 Team agrees partnership with OMP Racing The Renault F1 Team is pleased to announce the beginning of a three-year technical partnership with OMP Racing, the motorsport clothing and equipment supplier based in Italy. The agreement will ...

Raikkonen to do more rallies in 2009

Jun.1 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen's affair with the world of professional rallying is not over for this year, his co-driver has revealed. After two outings in the winter, the Ferrari driver crashed out of his latest foray last weekend in the Rally della ...

Raikkonen crashes out of tarmac rally

Jun.1 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen at the weekend crashed out of his latest foray into the world of professional rallying. The Ferrari driver, having entered two rounds of the Finnish rally championship in the winter, entered the same Tommi ...

Raikkonen, Latvala confirmed for Rally Finland

The entry list for Rally Finland, released earlier today, reveals that Formula One star Kimi Raikkonen will be contesting his first World Rally Championship-level rally at one of the WRC's classic events next month. Kimi Raikkonen, ...

Hungarian GP: Thursday press conference

DRIVERS: Jaime ALGUERSUARI (Toro Rosso), Robert KUBICA (BMW Sauber), Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari), Mark WEBBER (Red Bull) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Robert, you organised a karting event last weekend. Can you tell us about it and how it relates to Formula ...

Rally Finland: Pre-event press conference

NESTE OIL RALLY FINLAND Present: Mikko Hirvonen, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Sebastien Loeb, Citroen Total World Rally Team Kimi Raikkonen Matti Rantanen, Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Martin Prokop, FIA Junior World Rally ...

Moses mourns the loss of a friend in Riyaz

FIA African Rally Championship contender Moses Matovu, who co-drives for former National Champion Emmanuel Katto, was left reeling in shock after the tragic death of close friend, and rallying rival, Riyaz Kurji during the recent Pearl of Africa ...

Cyprus Rally: Post-event press conference

CYPRUS RALLY 2009 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 03.15.2009 Present: 1st - Sebastien Loeb, Citroen Total World Rally Team 1st - Daniel Elena, Citroen Total World Rally Team 2nd - Mikko Hirvonen, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team 2nd - Jarmo ...

Rally Japan: Citroen final leg and drivers' title summary

Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena: the 2008 World Champions* Today, Sunday November 2, 2008, will be remembered in rallying's record books as the day Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena claimed their fifth consecutive world title, a unique feat in the ...

Candidate Rally of Russia leg one final summary

Zheludov leads at end of windy Saturday in Novorossiysk At the end of an exciting opening day of "Novorossiysk Rally of Russia 2008" Alexander Zheludov, driving Subaru Impreza N12, leads the event by 39.2 seconds from legendary Timofey Vorobjev in ...

Candidate Rally of Russia final summary

Zheludov takes historic win on WRC candidate Alexander Zheludov has won the first ever Russian WRC candidate event "Novorossiysk Rally of Russia 2008"- to clinch his second title of the national champion in addition to the one he got back in 2006.

Monte Carlo: Citroen final summary

A fifth Monte Carlo win for Citroen and Loeb Sebastien Loeb and his Monaco-born co-driver Daniel Elena claimed their fifth Monte Carlo win for Citroen in today. Taking their prize at the finish ceremony in front of the Principality's palace this ...

Kovalainen enjoying his life with McLaren

How does a country with a population of just over five million produce so many good racing drivers? Heikki Kovalainen. Photo by xpb.cc. In Finland, a quarter of the land lies above the Arctic Circle so it's understandable that there ...

Champions head to the UK for 2007 ROC

Sixteen of the best road/oval racing and rally drivers from across the world will be heading to Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom. They come for an end-of-season gladiatorial style motorsport event on the 16th of December 2007. Overall ...

BFGoodrich, Michelin end 34 years of world class rallying

FROM 1973 UNTIL 2007 - 34 YEARS OF WORLD CLASS RALLYING In the course of its uninterrupted presence of 34 years in the FIA World Rally Championship, the Michelin Group has scored 256 victories, won 23 Manufacturers' titles and claimed 20 Drivers' ...

Wales Rally GB: BP-Ford final summary

World champions BP-Ford end season with 1-2 in Rally GB FIA World Rally champions* BP-Ford ended the 2007 campaign in perfect style by claiming first and second on Rally GB in Wales today. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen led from start to ...

Wales Rally GB: BFGoodrich final summary

Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena, BP-Ford WRT and BFGoodrich... the 2007 World Champions* Finishing the 2007 Wales Rally GB was sufficient for Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena (Citroen/BFGoodrich) to collect their fourth consecutive world title to join ...

Wales Rally GB: OMV Kronos final summary

OMV Kronos Citroen WRC wins one point at finale The OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team has completed a very changeful FIA World Rally Championship 2007with eighth overall place by Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor. Thus the OMV pair was able to score ...

Wales Rally GB: Pre-event press conference

2007 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Wales Rally GB 11.29.2007 Present: Marcus Gronholm, BP-Ford World Rally Team Sebastien Loeb, Citroen Total World Rally Team Manfred Stohl, OMV Kronos Citroen World Rally Team Jari-Matti Latvala, Stobart VK M-Sport ...

Wales Rally GB: Citroen preview

Loeb and Elena four points from the world title... In keeping with a longstanding tradition that was briefly interrupted for two seasons, Great Britain's round of the World Rally Championship will bring the curtain down on the 2007 campaign. For ...

Rally Ireland: BFGoodrich final summary

BP-Ford and BFGoodrich secure the Manufacturers' world title for second time* Fourth place for Mikko Hirvonen in Ireland was sufficient to hand BP-Ford and BFGoodrich tyres their second consecutive Manufacturers' crown, although this was perhaps ...

BFGoodrich on the technical front

On the technical front: Two decades of run-flat mousse Twenty years ago, the Michelin Group chose the Acropolis Rally for the first public airing of its new ATS system (Appui Temporaire Souple, or Flexible Temporary Support) that would go on to ...

Rally Argentina: BFGoodrich final summary

Three in a row for Loeb Citroen/BFGoodrich's Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena secured their third consecutive win in the space of two months today in Argentina. And also for the third time running, the Citroen pair ...

Rally Argentina: Pre-event press conference

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP RALLY ARGENTINA FIA Pre-event Press Conference 03.05.2007 Present: Chris Atkinson - Subaru World Rally Team Luis Perez Companc - Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Sebastien Loeb - Citroen Total World Rally Team Mikko ...

Rally Argentina: Ford preview

Fiesta time for Focus as BP-Ford steps up for Argentine tango FIA World Rally Championship leader BP-Ford journeys to Argentina next week for an event that generates a special ambience unmatched anywhere else during the season. Rally Argentina (3 ...

Loeb makes triumphant return at Monte Carlo

Sebastien Loeb joined elite company with his return to the World Rally Championship, as he took a convincing victory in the Monte Carlo Rally, the first round of the 2007 championship, his mountain-biking injury clearly well healed, and the new ...

Monte Carlo Rally: Citroen final summary

Victory for the Citroën C4 WRC 'out of the box' This morning's superspecial on the harbour-front in Monaco put the final seal on an emphatic one-two result on the 2007 Monte Carlo Rally for the Citroën C4 WRC thanks to Sébastien Loeb/Daniel ...

Monte Carlo: Citroen preview

C4 WRC - into the thick of the action For its official come-back to world class rallying after a year's absence, Citroën has entered two new C4 WRCs for Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Dani Sordo/Marc Martí on the 2007 World Championship's ...

Monte Carlo: BFGoodrich preview

'Antraigues' and 'Saint Bonnet le Froid' return as the Monte finds its roots Elena, the Manufacturers' title with Ford and 16 wins from 16 in 2006, BFGoodrich kicks off its second season of world class rallying with the 2007 Monte Carlo Rally, a ...

Subaru Rally Team USA lays out Pastrana's future

PASTRANA HEADED TO THE WRC Subaru Rally Team USA announces future plans for their star driver Travis Pastrana (December 13, 2006) - Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT-USA) announced today that it will enter its 23 year-old star rally driver, Travis ...

Kovalainen clinches Nations' Cup for Finland

Heikki Kovalainen was the Champion of Champions in 2004, and he showed the same form in this year's Nations' Cup, the first event in the Race of Champions, being held at the Stade de France in Paris. Nations Cup winners Heikki Kovalainen ...

Loeb sets new record with Rally Japan victory

Marcus Gronholm pushed hard on the final leg of Rally Japan, winning four of the six stages, but it was not enough to spoil Sebastien Loeb's flawless drive at the eleventh round of the World Rally Championship. The win is Loeb's 27th at the WRC ...

Jordan's bid for event receives support

SULAYEM BACKS JORDAN'S WRC CAMPAIGN Kingdom deserves place in World Rally Championship, says Sulayem as he heads for Amman to support RACJ bid Dubai, UAE, 23 May, 2006: Mohammed Ben Sulayem is backing Jordan's bid to win a place in the World ...

Rally of Great Britain: Ford final summary

Gronholm completes Ford's championship year with GB win Ford ended its FIA World Rally Championship winning season by claiming its first Rally GB victory for 27 years today. Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen led the three-day event from start ...

Rally Australia: BFGoodrich final summary

Hirvonen (Ford/BFGoodrich) takes the spoils in Perth, while the world crown goes to Loeb (Citroen/BFGoodrich)* Sebastien Loeb and his co-driver secure their third consecutive world title despite not being in Australia. * subject to ...

Loeb takes over the lead in Sardinia

They traversed 137.36km over six stages over the gravel route in leg two of the Rally d'Italia in Sardinia in the seventh round of World Rally Championship competition and like in most of this year's WRC events, Sebastien Loeb took charge by taking ...