Ari Vatanen
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Ari Vatanen’s career as an active rally driver stretched over four decades. He not only took part in rallies, but also in rally raids, the occasional sprint, hillclimb or even race.

Scrolling down the page on the right you’ll be able to track Ari’s full career. In most cases the nature or status of the event has been briefly described: WRC stands for World Rally Championship, ERC for European Rally Championship, BRC for British Rally Championship and ETCC for European Touring Car Championship.

All of Ari’s entries did not produce a clear-cut result or even retirement: dq is used to signify disqualification, wdw withdrawal and sf means he reached semi-finals.

Some rallies travelled across several countries and in those cases the national flags signify the location of both the start and the finish.

Year
Rally
Country
Car
Co-driver
Placing
1971 Hankiralli   Int Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 31. 
1971 Mänttä 200-ajo   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 7. 
1971 Jyväskylän Talviralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 2. 
1971 Salpausselkä Ralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 7. 
1971 Kesoil Ralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen ret. 
1973 Hankiralli   Int Ford Capri 3000 Martti Simonen ret. 
1972 Hankiralli   Int Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen ret. 
1971 Forssa Ralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 4. 
1971 Tott-Porrassalmi Ralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 1. 
1971 Itäralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 2. 
1971 Varkaus Ralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 2. 
1971 Ampiaisralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 14. 
1972 Arctic Rally   ERC Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen ret. 
1972 Leppilampi Ralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Kauko Nikkola 29. 
1972 Itäralli   Nat Opel Rally Kadett Martti Simonen 21. 
1972 Valkeakosken Puistoajo   sprint Ford Capri 3000 4. 
1972 Kymenlaakson Ralli   Nat Ford Capri 3000 Martti Simonen 3. 
1973 Savo Ralli   Nat Ford Capri 3000 Martti Simonen 1. 
1973 Itäralli   Nat Opel Ascona Martti Simonen 13. 
1973 Kalakukkoralli   Nat Opel Ascona Heikki Kiiskinen 1. 
1973 Malski-Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona Heikki Kiiskinen 6. 
1973 Oulunjärven Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona Heikki Kiiskinen ret. 
1973 Kesoil Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona Martti Simonen ret. 
1973 Nortti Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona Heikki Kiiskinen 4. 
1973 Helsinki Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona Martti Simonen ret. 
1974 Arctic Rally   ERC Opel Ascona Antti Ojanen ret. 
1974 Itäralli   Nat Opel Ascona (g2) Ali Haimakainen 2. 
1974 Länsirannikon Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona (g2) Martti Simonen ret. 
1974 1000 Lakes   WRC Opel Ascona (g2) Alf Krogell ret. 
1974 Kalakukkoralli   Nat Opel Ascona (g2) Veijo Pääkkönen ret. 
1974 Nortti Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona (g2) Vesa Väisänen 1. 
1974 Teboil Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona (g2) Vesa Väisänen ret. 
1974 Pohjola Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona (g2) Veijo Pääkkönen 2. 
1975 Arctic Rally   ERC Opel Ascona (g2) Veijo Pääkkönen ret. 
1975 Kymenlaakson Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona (g2) Keijo Mustonen 1. 
1975 Rothmans 747 Rally    Datsun 120 Y Gerry Phillips 12. 
1975 Welsh Rally   ERC Opel Ascona (g2) John Thomas 23. 
1975 Scottish Rally   ERC Opel Ascona (g2) David Richards 8. 
1975 Oulunjärvi Ralli   Nat Ford Escort RS2000 (g1) Timo Putkonen ret. 
1975 Circuit of Donegal   ERC Opel Ascona (g1) David Richards ret. 
1975 Itäralli   Nat Ford Escort RS1600 (g2) Timo Putkonen 1. 
1975 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Escort RS1600 (g2) Gerry Phillips ret. 
1975 Lieksan Maastoajot   sprint Opel Ascona (g2) 4. 
1975 Nokia Ralli   Nat Ford Escort RS1800 (g2) Timo Putkonen 1. 
1975 Nortti Ralli   Nat Opel Ascona (g2) Veijo Pääkkönen ret. 
1975 Teboil Rally   Nat Ford Escort RS1800 (g2) Timo Putkonen ret. 
1975 RAC Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 (g2) Peter Bryant ret. 
1976 Tour of Dean   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 2. 
1976 Snowman Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 3. 
1976 Mintex International   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 3. 
1976 Hankiralli   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Timo Putkonen ret. 
1976 Granite City   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 4. 
1976 Welsh Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1976 Scottish Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant ret. 
1976 Jim Clark Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1976 Tour of Britain    Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1976 Burmah Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1976 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho ret. 
1976 Ulster Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant ret. 
1976 Manx Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1976 Lindisfarne Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1976 Castrol 76   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant ret. 
1976 RAC Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant ret. 
1980 Scottish Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1978 Donegal Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1976 Escort Challenge series   race Ford Escort  
1977 Arctic Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho 1. 
1977 Mintex International Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1977 Rally Portugal   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant ret. 
1977 Safari Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho ret. 
1977 Rally New-Zealand   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Jim Scott 2. 
1977 Welsh Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 2. 
1977 Acropolis Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho ret. 
1977 Scottish Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1977 Itäralli   Nat Ford Escort RS1800 Timo Putkonen 1. 
1977 Nürburgring   ETCC Ford Escort (g2) Rudolf Dötsch ret. 
1977 Hunsrück Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 4. 
1977 Sveitsin Ralli   Nat Ford Escort RS1800 Tatu Vatanen 4. 
1977 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho ret. 
1977 Criterium du Quebec   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho ret. 
1977 San Remo Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant ret. 
1977 Nokia Ralli   Nat Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho 1. 
1977 Teboil Ralli   Nat Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho ret. 
1977 Helsinki Ralli   Nat Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho 3. 
1977 Pohjola Ralli   Nat Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho ret. 
1977 RAC Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant ret. 
1978 Mänttä 200-ajo   Nat Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho 1. 
1978 Arctic Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho 1. 
1978 Swedish Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho 5. 
1978 Hankiralli   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho ret. 
1978 Rally Portugal   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant ret. 
1978 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Atso Aho ret. 
1978 Ilha de Madeira    Ford Escort RS1800 Henry Liddon 1. 
1978 Lindisfarne Rally    Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 1. 
1978 Cork 20 Rally    Ford Escort RS1800 Arne Hertz 1. 
1978 Castrol 78 Rally    Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant 2. 
1978 Donington Rallysprint    Ford Escort RS1800 & Fiesta 9. 
1978 RAC Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Peter Bryant ret. 
1979 Monte Carlo Rally   WRC Ford Fiesta 1600 David Richards 10. 
1979 Swedish Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards ret. 
1979 Rally Portugal   WRC Ford Escort RS1801 Peter Bryant ret. 
1979 Rally New-Zealand   WRC Ford Escort RS1802 David Richards 3. 
1979 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Escort RS1803 David Richards 2. 
1979 Criterium du Quebec   WRC Ford Escort RS1804 David Richards 3. 
1979 Cyprus Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1805 David Richards 1. 
1979 Castrol 79 Rally    Ford Escort RS1806 David Richards 1. 
1979 Donington Rallysprint    Ford Escort RS & Triumph TR7 5. 
1979 RAC Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 4. 
1980 Monte Carlo Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards ret. 
1980 Mintex International Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1980 Rally Portugal   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards ret. 
1980 Castrol Rally    Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1980 Circuit of Ireland   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1980 Welsh Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 1. 
1980 Acropolis Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 1. 
1980 Rally CS   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1980 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1980 Manx Trophy   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1980 San Remo Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1980 RAC Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards ret. 
1981 Monte Carlo Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards ret. 
1981 Swedish Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1981 Rally Portugal   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards ret. 
1981 Rally Maspalomas   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1981 Welsh Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 1. 
1981 Acropolis Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 1. 
1981 Rally Argentina   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards ret. 
1981 Rally Brasil   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 1. 
1981 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 1. 
1981 San Remo Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 7. 
1981 Ivory Coast Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 9. 
1981 RAC Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 David Richards 2. 
1982 Swedish Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Terry Harryman 2. 
1982 Mintex International Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Neil Wilson 3. 
1982 Circuit of Ireland   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Neil Wilson 7. 
1982 Welsh Rally   BRC Ford Escort RS1800 Terry Harryman dq. 
1982 Scottish Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Neil Wilson ret. 
1982 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Escort RS1800 Terry Harryman ret. 
1982 Manx Rally   ERC Ford Escort RS1800 Terry Harryman ret. 
1982 Nürburgring 24 hrs   race Ford Capri (g1) Keke Rosberg ret. 
1982 RAC Rally   WRC Opel Ascona 400 Terry Harryman ret. 
1983 Monte Carlo Rally   WRC Opel Ascona 400 Terry Harryman 5. 
1983 Swedish Rally   WRC Opel Ascona 400 Terry Harryman 6. 
1983 Safari Rally   WRC Opel Ascona 400 Terry Harryman 1. 
1983 Acropolis Rally   WRC Opel Manta 400 Terry Harryman 4. 
1983 Itäralli   FRC Opel Manta 400 Rita Vatanen 1. 
1983 MIRA Rally    Opel Manta 400 Rita Vatanen 4. 
1983 1000 Lakes   WRC Opel Manta 400 Terry Harryman ret. 
1983 Manx Rally   ERC Opel Manta 400 Terry Harryman 2. 
1983 San Remo Rally   WRC Opel Manta 400 Terry Harryman ret. 
1983 RAC Rally   WRC Opel Manta 400 Terry Harryman ret. 
1984 Tour de Corse   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman ret. 
1984 Acropolis Rally   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman ret. 
1984 1000 Lakes   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman 1. 
1984 San Remo Rally   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman 1. 
1984 RAC Rally   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman 1. 
1985 Monte Carlo Rally   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman 1. 
1985 Swedish Rally   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman 1. 
1985 Rally Portugal   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman wdw. 
1985 Safari Rally   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman ret. 
1985 Tour de Corse   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman ret. 
1985 Acropolis Rally   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman ret. 
1985 Rally New-Zealand   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman 2. 
1985 Rally Argentina   WRC Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Terry Harryman ret. 
1987 Raid Paris-Dakar   off-road Peugeot 205 Turbo 16GR Bernard Giroux 1. 
1987 Safari Rally   WRC Subaru Coupe 4wd "Tilber" 10. 
1987 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Sierra RS Cosworth Terry Harryman 2. 
1987 Pikes Peak   hillclimb Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 ret. 
1987 Hong Kong-Beijing    Ford Sierra XR4 Kevin Gormley ret. 
1987 Pharaohs Rally   off-road Peugeot 205 Turbo 16GR Bruno Berglund 1. 
1988 Paris-Dakar   off-road Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Bruno Berglund dq. 
1988 Tunisian Rally   off-road Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Bruno Berglund 1. 
1988 Atlas Rally   off-road Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Bruno Berglund 1. 
1988 Pikes Peak   hillclimb Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 1. 
1988 Baja Monteblancos   off-road Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Bruno Berglund 1. 
1988 1000 Lakes   WRC BMW M3 Bruno Berglund ret. 
1988 Pharaohs Rally   off-road Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Bruno Berglund 1. 
1988 RAC Rally   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund ret. 
1988 Race of Champions    Various  
1989 Paris-Dakar   off-road Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Bruno Berglund 1. 
1989 Monte Carlo Rally   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund 87. 
1989 Acropolis Rally   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund ret. 
1989 Pikes Peak   hillclimb Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 ret. 
1989 1000 Lakes   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund ret. 
1989 Pharaohs Rally   off-road Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Bruno Berglund 1. 
1989 RAC Rally   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund 5. 
1989 Race of Champions    Various  
1990 Paris-Dakar   off-road Peugeot 405 Turbo 16 Bruno Berglund 1. 
1990 Monte Carlo Rally   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund ret. 
1990 Rally Portugal   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund ret. 
1990 Acropolis Rally   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund ret. 
1990 Baja Aragon   off-road Citroen ZX Bruno Berglund 1. 
1990 1000 Lakes   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund 2. 
1990 Pharaohs Rally   off-road Citroen ZX Bruno Berglund 4. 
1990 RAC Rally   WRC Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Bruno Berglund ret. 
1991 Paris-Dakar   off-road Citroen ZX Rally Bruno Berglund 1. 
1991 Baja Aragon   off-road Citroen ZX Rally  
1991 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 Bruno Berglund 7. 
1991 Pharaohs Rally   off-road Citroen ZX Rally Bruno Berglund 1. 
1991 RAC Rally   WRC Subari Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund 5. 
1991 Race of Champions    Various sf. 
1992 Paris-Cape Town   off-road Citroen ZX Rally Bruno Berglund 5. 
1992 Swedish Rally   WRC Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund ret. 
1992 Acropolis Rally   WRC Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund ret. 
1992 Rally New-Zealand   WRC Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund ret. 
1992 1000 Lakes   WRC Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund 4. 
1992 Rally Australia   WRC Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund ret. 
1992 RAC Rally   WRC Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund 2. 
1993 Paris-Dakar   off-road Citroen ZX Rally Christian Delferrier 8. 
1993 Acropolis Rally   WRC Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund ret. 
1993 Rally Indonesia    Subaru Legacy 4WD ret. 
1993 Rally New-Zealand   WRC Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund ret. 
1993 1000 Lakes   WRC Subaru Impreza 555 Bruno Berglund 2. 
1993 Rally Australia   WRC Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund 2. 
1993 Hong Kong-Beijing Rally    Subaru Legacy 4WD Bruno Berglund 1. 
1993 RAC Rally    Subaru Impreza 555 Bruno Berglund 5. 
1993 Race of Champions    Various sf. 
1994 Acropolis Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS Cosworth Fabrizia Pons 5. 
1994 Rally Argentina   WRC Ford Escort RS Cosworth Fabrizia Pons 3. 
1994 Rally New-Zealand   WRC Ford Escort RS Cosworth Fabrizia Pons ret. 
1994 1000 Lakes   WRC Ford Escort RS Cosworth Fabrizia Pons ret. 
1994 Estoril, Porsche Supercup   race Porsche 911 21. 
1994 RAC Rally   WRC Ford Escort RS Cosworth Fabrizia Pons 5. 
1995 Grenada-Dakar   off-road Citroen ZX Rallye-Raid Gilles Picard ret. 
1995 Tunisian Rally   off-road Citroen ZX Rallye-Raid Fabrizia Pons 3. 
1995 Pirelli International Rally    Ford Escort RS Cosworth Fabrizia Pons 1. 
1995 Atlas Rally   off-road Citroen ZX Rallye-Raid Fabrizia Pons 1. 
1995 Baja Portugal   off-road Citroen ZX Rallye-Raid Fabrizia Pons 1. 
1995 Rally Indonesia    Ford Escort Cosworth Fabrizia Pons ret. 
1995 Hong Kong-Beijing    Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Fabrizia Pons 2. 
1995 Val d'Isere   hillclimb Citroen ZX RR 1. 
1996 Grenada-Dakar   off-road Citroen ZX RR Gilles Picard ret. 
1996 Swedish Rally   WRC Ford Escort Cosworth Fabrizia Pons ret. 
1996 Tunisian Rally   off-road Citroen ZX RR Gilles Picard 2. 
1996 Baja Portugal   off-road Citroen ZX RR Gilles Picard 2. 
1996 Baja Espana   off-road Citroen ZX RR Gilles Picard 1. 
1996 Master Rally   off-road Citroen ZX RR Gilles Picard 1. 
1996 Hong Kong-Beijing    Mitsubishi Lancer Evo3 "Tilber" 1. 
1996 RAC Rally    Ford Escort Cosworth Mike Calvin ret. 
1997 Challenge Prince Albert    Ford Escort Cosworth Dubernard 6. 
1997 Baja Italia   off-road Citroen ZX RR Gilles Picard ret. 
1997 Tunisian Rally   off-road Citroen ZX RR Fred Gallagher 2. 
1997 Atlas Rally   off-road Citroen ZX RR Fred Gallagher 1. 
1997 Baja Portugal   off-road Citroen ZX RR Fred Gallagher 1. 
1997 Baja Espana   off-road Citroen ZX RR Fred Gallagher  
1997 Master Rally   off-road Citroen ZX RR Fred Gallagher 1. 
1997 UAE Desert Challenge   off-road Citroen ZX RR Fred Gallagher 1. 
1997 RAC Rally   WRC Ford Escort WRC Roger Freeman 8. 
1997 Formula Rally, Madrid     
1998 24 h de Chamonix   ice-race Ford Escort Nigel Mansell 12. 
1998 Safari Rally   WRC Ford Escort WRC Fred Gallagher 3. 
1998 Rally Portugal   WRC Ford Escort WRC Fred Gallagher 5. 
1998 Rally Finland   WRC Ford Escort WRC Fred Gallagher ret. 
1998 RAC Rally   WRC Subaru Impreza WRC Fabrizia Pons ret. 
1999 24 h de Chamonix   ice-race BMW Z3 Jean-Philippe Dayraut 4. 
2003 Dakar   off-road Nissan Pickup Christina Thörner 7. 
2003 1000 Lakes   WRC Peugeot 206 WRC Juha Repo 11. 
2003 UAE Desert Challenge   off-road Nissan Pickup  
2004 Dakar   off-road Nissan Pickup Juha Repo  
2005 Dakar   off-road Nissan Pickup Tiziano Siviero  
2006 UAE Desert Challenge   off-road VW Race Touareg Fabrizia Pons ret. 
2007 Dakar   off-road VW Race Touareg Fabrizia Pons ret.