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 484,242 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Henri Toivonen is the 112th most popular racing driver (down from 96th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Finland (down from 67th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Racing Driver.

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Among racing drivers, Henri Toivonen ranks 112 out of 888Before him are Paul Frère, Henri Pescarolo, Jo Schlesser, David Coulthard, Nico Rosberg, and Jean-Pierre Jarier. After him are Jarno Saarinen, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Max Verstappen, Andrea de Cesaris, Piero Taruffi, and Tommi Mäkinen.

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Among people born in 1956, Henri Toivonen ranks 76Before him are Jan Peter Balkenende, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Milan Babić, Frances Arnold, Adnan Oktar, and Maggie Reilly. After him are Sugar Ray Leonard, Bo Derek, Baruch Goldstein, Randy Rhoads, King Diamond, and Sultan bin Salman Al Saud. Among people deceased in 1986, Henri Toivonen ranks 89Before him are Nicholas Kaldor, Cheikh Anta Diop, André Leroi-Gourhan, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Jorge Alessandri, and Hermann Gmeiner. After him are Mart Stam, Ding Ling, Michael J. Smith, Elsa Lanchester, Princess Anne of Orléans, and Vitaly Abalakov.

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Among people born in Finland, Henri Toivonen ranks 76 out of 642Before him are Leif Segerstam (1944), Paavo Lipponen (1941), Minna Canth (1844), Edvard Westermarck (1862), Jaakko Hintikka (1929), and Matti Järvinen (1909). After him are Juhani Aho (1861), Jarno Saarinen (1945), Eero Aarnio (1932), Fredrika Bremer (1801), Tommi Mäkinen (1964), and Juha Kankkunen (1959).


Among racing drivers born in Finland, Henri Toivonen ranks 5Before him are Mika Häkkinen (1968), Kimi Räikkönen (1979), Hannu Mikkola (1942), and Ari Vatanen (1952). After him are Jarno Saarinen (1945), Tommi Mäkinen (1964), Juha Kankkunen (1959), Mika Salo (1966), Markku Alén (1951), Rauno Aaltonen (1938), and Valtteri Bottas (1989).