Ari Vatanen

1952 - Today

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Ari Pieti Uolevi Vatanen (pronounced [ˈɑri ˈʋɑtɑnen] ; born 27 April 1952) is a Finnish rally driver turned politician and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1999 to 2009. Vatanen won the World Rally Championship drivers' title in 1981 and the Paris Dakar Rally four times. In addition, Vatanen won the 1997 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ari Vatanen has received more than 457,716 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Ari Vatanen is the 45th most popular racing driver (up from 55th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Finland (up from 44th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Finnish Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Ari Vatanen ranks 45 out of 1,080Before him are Mike Hawthorn, Walter Röhrl, Denny Hulme, Jean Todt, Phil Hill, and Didier Pironi. After him are Lorenzo Bandini, René Arnoux, Valentino Rossi, Jacques Laffite, Stirling Moss, and Alfredo Ferrari.

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Among people born in 1952, Ari Vatanen ranks 56Before him are Jean-Paul Gaultier, Charles Scott Sherrington, George Papandreou, Umberto Tozzi, Salam Fayyad, and Didier Pironi. After him are Mahamadou Issoufou, Ko Yong-hui, Uli Hoeneß, Maria Schneider, George Strait, and Raymond Domenech.

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Among people born in Finland, Ari Vatanen ranks 40 out of 751Before him are Mika Häkkinen (1968), Albert Edelfelt (1854), Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865), Hjalmar Siilasvuo (1892), Aino Aalto (1894), and Tom of Finland (1920). After him are Aleksis Kivi (1834), Hannes Kolehmainen (1889), Matti Nykänen (1963), Eliel Saarinen (1873), Hugo Simberg (1873), and Hannu Mikkola (1942).


Among racing drivers born in Finland, Ari Vatanen ranks 2Before him are Mika Häkkinen (1968). After him are Hannu Mikkola (1942), Kimi Räikkönen (1979), Juha Kankkunen (1959), Henri Toivonen (1956), Jarno Saarinen (1945), Tommi Mäkinen (1964), Markku Alén (1951), Mika Salo (1966), Rauno Aaltonen (1938), and Timo Salonen (1951).