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      Tanak, Ott
      Tauziac, Patrick
      Tempestini, Simone
      Therier, Jean-Luc
      Thiry, Bruno
      Tidemand, Pontus
      Tirabassi, Brice
      Toivonen, Henri
      Trelles, Gustavo
      Triner, Emil
      Tsjoen, Pieter
      Tuohino, Janne
      Valimaki, Jussi
      Vatanen, Ari
        Ari's WRC starts
      Waldegard, Bjorn
      Warmbold, Achim
      Warmbold, Antony
      Villagra, Federico
      Wilson, Matthew
      Wittman, Franz
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Statistics
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WRC starts:101
first: Finland 1974
latest: Finland 2003
Resultswins:10 (9.9% of starts)
second places: 13 
third places: 4  
total podiums: 27 (26.7% of starts)
points finishes: 42  
total points scored: 518  (drivers' championship points)
DNF's: 54 (53.5% of starts)
Stage wins: 542 
WRC titles:winner of 1981 FIA World Championship for Drivers
Milestones
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First WRC event: 1974 Finland
First DNF: 1974 Finland
First scored point: 1979 Monte Carlo (10th)
First stage win: 1975 Finland
First time led rally: 1975 Finland (SS1)
First podium: 1977 New Zealand
First win: 1980 Acropolis
Career summary
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  Team  StartsWinsPodiumsDNF'sPointsRank
 1974  Private1 0 0 1 N/A N/A 
 1975  Ford,
 Private
2 0 0 2 N/A N/A 
 1976  Ford,
 Private
2 0 0 2 N/A N/A 
 1977  Private,
 Ford
8 0 1 7 N/A N/A 
 1978  Private,
 Ford
4 0 0 3 N/A N/A 
 1979  Private,
 Ford
7 0 3 2 50 5th 
 1980  Private6 1 3 3 50 4th 
 1981  Private10 3 5 3 96 1st 
 1982  Private,
 Opel
3 0 1 2 15 13th 
 1983  Opel7 1 1 3 44 6th 
 1984  Peugeot5 3 3 2 60 4th 
 1985  Peugeot8 2 3 5 55 4th 
 1987  Subaru,
 Ford
2 0 1 0 16 19th 
 1988  BMW,
 Mitsubishi
2 0 0 2 0  -   
 1989  Mitsubishi4 0 0 2 8 34th 
 1990  Mitsubishi5 0 1 4 15 16th 
 1991  Private,
 Subaru
2 0 0 0 12 22nd 
 1992  Subaru6 0 1 4 25 11th 
 1993  Subaru5 0 2 2 38 7th 
 1994  Ford5 0 1 2 28 9th 
 1996  Ford1 0 0 1 0  -   
 1997  Private1 0 0 0 0  -   
 1998  Ford,
 Private,
 Subaru
4 0 1 2 6 11th 
 2003  Private1 0 0 0 0  -   
Ari Vatanen
Ari Vatanen
Nationality: Finland
Birthday: 27-Apr-1952

Ari Vatanen - Rally Finland 2003
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Ari's final WRC drive was traditional 50th birthday drive for finnish drivers - a re-union with Peugeot and sponsored by Pfizer (Viagra). Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
(Photo: Janusz Szymanek)
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