Markku Alén

1951 - Today

Markku Alén

Markku Allan Alén (born 15 February 1951, in Helsinki) is a Finnish former rally and race car driver. He drove for Fiat, Lancia, Subaru and Toyota in the World Rally Championship, and held the record for most stage wins (801) in the series, until Sébastien Loeb overtook it at the 2011 Rally Catalunya. Alén's phrase "now maximum attack" became well-known.Alén never won the world championship itself, despite being for a long time the driver with the most wins to his credit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Markku Alén has received more than 113,512 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 148th most popular racing driver.

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Among racing drivers, Markku Alén ranks 148 out of 782Before him are Olivier Gendebien, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Tony Brooks, Jarno Trulli, Mika Salo, and Luigi Villoresi. After him are Ludovico Scarfiotti, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Ignazio Giunti, Gunnar Nilsson, Geki, and Raymond Sommer.

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Among people born in 1951, Markku Alén ranks 124Before him are Jeanette, Win Myint, Karen Allen, Joachim Streich, Dražen Dalipagić, and Jakaya Kikwete. After him are Vera Fischer, Bertie Ahern, Enda Kenny, Treat Williams, Mitsuru Adachi, and Abel Ferrara.

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Among people born in Finland, Markku Alén ranks 101 out of 362Before him are Marco Hietala (1966), Fredrika Bremer (1801), Karl-August Fagerholm (1901), Anders Johan Lexell (1740), Mika Salo (1966), and Tapio Wirkkala (1915). After him are Bo Carpelan (1926), Elmer Niklander (1890), Ernst Leonard Lindelöf (1870), Renny Harlin (1959), Lill Lindfors (1940), and Ilmari Salminen (1902).


Among racing drivers born in Finland, Markku Alén ranks 11Before him are Hannu Mikkola (1942), Jarno Saarinen (1945), Tommi Mäkinen (1964), Rauno Aaltonen (1938), Juha Kankkunen (1959), and Mika Salo (1966). After him are Marcus Grönholm (1968), Valtteri Bottas (1989), Timo Mäkinen (null), Timo Salonen (1951), JJ Lehto (1966), and Leo Kinnunen (1943).

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