Sami Pajari

Nationality FIN
Date of Birth 01.12.2001
Birthplace Finland
First WRC rally 2020 (Rally Sweden)
WRC2 wins 0
WRC2 podiums 0
WRC2 stage wins 6
WRC3 wins 1
WRC3 podiums 2
WRC3 Stage wins 34
Junior WRC wins 2
Junior WRC podiums 5
Junior WRC stage wins 62
Co-Driver Enni Mälkönen

 

Sami Pajari burst onto the Junior WRC stage at just 17 years old on Rally Finland in 2019, raising eyebrows after mixing it with top-three and taking stage wins. The young Finn really stepped up on every rally in 2020, with flashes of rally winning pace helping him to secure the Wolf Stage Points award with a total of 19 stage wins. Pajari finished third in the 2020 FIA Junior WRC Championship, claiming the Rookie award thanks to being the highest placed rookie.

His steady progression peaked in 2021 when he drove masterfully throughout the season to win his maiden championship. He will return to the FIA Junior WRC in 2022 where he is once more among the favourites for victory.

Additionally, Pajari will also compete in some WRC3 events outside of the Junior WRC programme. He debuted at Rallye Monte-Carlo in January, claiming category honours.