Date of Birth:03 Jan 69
Car:Citroen DS3 WRC
WRC Debut:Finland 1997
Lehtinen has guided Mikko Hirvonen since Rally GB in 2002. They’ve enjoyed a close and successful relationship ever since enjoying stints at Ford, Subaru and now Citroen. Lehtinen is 11 years Hirvonen’s senior and his unflappable temperament makes him the perfect foil to his younger countryman who went from raw beginner to an accomplished professional under Lehtinen’s stewardship.
The pair will continue to campaign a Citroen DS3 WRC in the 2013 season. The Citroen Total Abu Dhabi team will also be fielding cars for Dani Sordo and Sebastien Loeb, although the latter is only competing in four events.