Friday | 17 Apr 2020

Round of 16 - Mäkinen v Tänak. Vote Now!

Voting in the round of 16 of the WRC Greatest Driver, presented by Pirelli, enters its final day of voting, as Tommi Mäkinen takes on Ott Tänak.

The final day of Round of 16 voting offers up a modern classic, as reigning champion Ott Tänak squares off against his former team boss, Tommi Mäkinen.

Voting is open for 24 hours, closing at 10:00 CET on Saturday 18 April. The Round of 16 results will also be revealed on Saturday 18 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.

Ott Tänak
Nationality: Estonian
Manufacturers: Ford, Toyota, Hyundai
WRC starts: 108*
WRC titles: 1*
WRC wins: 12*
WRC podiums: 28*

Ott Tänak bounced back from more knockdowns than a prize fighter to win the 2019 title after twice being dropped from factory drives. Determined and intense, he is a man of few words who lets his driving do the talking. Footage of his astonishing escape after his car plunged into a Mexican lake made ‘the raising of the Ti-Tänak’ one of the most talked about stories for years.

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WRC Greatest Drivers: Tommi Mäkinen