- A mix of hard, wide roads with narrower more technical sections.
- Flat out from start to finish. It is affectionately known as the Finnish Grand Prix and 12 of the 14 fastest WRC rallies have been here.
- Pace notes must be perfect. Blind crests often hide corners and it’s vital to position the car correctly before take-off to ensure maximum speed through the bend.
- Speeds are so high that time differences are small and there is little opportunity to regain vital seconds after a mistake.
- One of the hardest rallies for co-drivers as high speeds demand a constant, pinpoint accurate delivery of pace notes.
- Mastering the jumps. If the speed is too high, the car’s aerodynamics will force the back down and the front will rise. The tactic is to brake before take-off and accelerate full throttle over the jump.
- Adapting from a traditional summer rally to autumn, when the smooth roads could offer exceptional grip or wet weather could bring softer and rougher conditions.
- Gravel suspension.
- Pirelli’s soft compound Scorpion tyres will be the template choice, but hard compound rubber is also available.