Henri Toivonen

1956 - 1986

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Henri Pauli Toivonen (25 August 1956 – 2 May 1986) was a Finnish rally driver born in Jyväskylä, the home of Rally Finland. His father, Pauli, was the 1968 European Rally Champion for Porsche and his brother, Harri, became a professional circuit racer.Toivonen's first World Rally Championship victory came with a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus at the 1980 Lombard RAC Rally in Great Britain, just after his 24th birthday. He had the record of being the youngest driver ever to win a world rally until his countryman Jari-Matti Latvala won the 2008 Swedish Rally at the age of 22. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Toivonen has received more than 410,428 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Henri Toivonen is the 96th most popular racing driver (up from 98th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Finland (up from 71st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Finnish Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Henri Toivonen ranks 96 out of 888Before him are Luigi Musso, Patrick Tambay, Peter Collins, Carlos Pace, Onofre Marimón, and Ralf Schumacher. After him are Roger Williamson, Paul Frère, Björn Waldegård, Andrea de Cesaris, Alex Zanardi, and Pedro Rodríguez.

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Among people born in 1956, Henri Toivonen ranks 68Before him are Stevie Young, Randy Rhoads, Guido van Rossum, David Sassoli, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Bruce Greenwood. After him are Thomas N'Kono, Boris Trajkovski, Adnan Oktar, Alexey Pajitnov, Catherine Ashton, and Krystian Zimerman. Among people deceased in 1986, Henri Toivonen ranks 85Before him are Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Alexandre Tansman, Christopher Isherwood, André Leroi-Gourhan, Nicholas Kaldor, and Elsa Lanchester. After him are Jorge Alessandri, Pierre Fournier, Arthur Grumiaux, Aleksandr Akimov, Cheikh Anta Diop, and Scatman Crothers.

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Among people born in Finland, Henri Toivonen ranks 67 out of 509Before him are Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928), Ernst Linder (1868), Eino Leino (1878), Liisi Oterma (1915), Antti Aarne (1867), and Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt (1757). After him are Fredrik Idestam (1838), Jörn Donner (1933), Eero Aarnio (1932), Minna Canth (1844), Jaakko Hintikka (1929), and Hannu Mikkola (1942).


Among racing drivers born in Finland, Henri Toivonen ranks 4Before him are Mika Häkkinen (1968), Kimi Räikkönen (1979), and Ari Vatanen (1952). After him are Hannu Mikkola (1942), Jarno Saarinen (1945), Juha Kankkunen (1959), Tommi Mäkinen (1964), Rauno Aaltonen (1938), Markku Alén (1951), Mika Salo (1966), and Timo Salonen (1951).