Thursday | 23 Apr 2020

Quarter-Finals - Mäkinen v Sainz. Vote now!

Voting in the Quarter-Finals of the WRC Greatest Driver, presented by Pirelli, is into its final match up, as Tommi Mäkinen takes on Carlos Sainz.

The Quarter-Finals enters its final day, with arguably the most anticipated of the match-ups as Tommi Mäkinen goes up against Carlos Sainz. 

Voting is open for 24 hours, closing at 10:00 CET on Friday 24 April. The Quarter-Final results will also be revealed on Friday 24 April, at the completion of the round.

Tommi Mäkinen
Nationality: Finnish
Manufacturers: Mazda, Nissan, Ford, Mitsubishi, Subaru
WRC starts: 139
WRC titles: 4
WRC wins: 24
WRC podiums: 45

It took Tommi Mäkinen a while to become established in the WRC, but having reached the top he proved unbeatable. Mäkinen won four consecutive titles with Mitsubishi between 1996 and 1999, and 18 of his 24 WRC victories came during that period. He hung up his helmet in 2003 after winning his home event in Finland on five occasions.

Carlos Sainz
Nationality: Spanish
Manufacturers: Ford, Toyota, Lancia, Subaru, Citroën
WRC starts: 196
WRC titles: 2
WRC wins: 26
WRC podiums: 97

Carlos Sainz is one of the WRC’s most consistent performers. El Matador won 26 rallies and claimed two titles, but also finished second or third in the championship on a remarkable nine occasions. He finished on the podium in almost half the rallies in which he competed. Sainz left nothing to chance in his rally preparations and his attention to detail was astonishing.

WRC Greatest Drivers - Tommi Mäkinen

WRC Greatest Drivers - Carlos Sainz