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Janne Ferm

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Nationality:  FIN
Date of Birth: 29.08.1980
Age: 39
Rally Wins: 1

Season 2019

Classification: WRC
Car No: 4
Car: CITROËN C3 WRC
Team: Citroën Total World Rally Team
Driver: Esapekka Lappi
Points: 83
Standing: 9
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 4

The rise of WRC star Esapekka Lappi is inextricably linked to Janne Ferm who has been the co-driver at Lappi's side since 2010. Together they made the jump from national events in Finland, home of rallying, to the international scene.

Ferm's father was also a co-driver, so it was no surprise that after starting his sporting career on the football pitch, Janne made the switch to rallying.

He got his first taste of competition at Finland's Lånsirannikko Rally in 2005, and drove for a handful of different drivers in 2009 before he joined forces with Lappi the following season.

A dominant national campaign in 2012 earned the pair a contract with Skoda and championships followed at both European and WRC 2 level. A switch to Toyota's new WRC squad in 2017 led to a sensational first win at WRC level, on home ground in Finland, and underlined their championship-winning potential.

It’s all change for 2019 as Ferm joins Lappi at Citroën Total World Rally Team as team-mates to fellow new signings Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia.

Ferm's father was also a co-driver, so it was no surprise that after starting his sporting career on the football pitch, Janne made the switch to rallying.

He got his first taste of competition at Finland's Lånsirannikko Rally in 2005, and drove for a handful of different drivers in 2009 before he joined forces with Lappi the following season.

A dominant national campaign in 2012 earned the pair a contract with Skoda and championships followed at both European and WRC 2 level. A switch to Toyota's new WRC squad in 2017 led to a sensational first win at WRC level, on home ground in Finland, and underlined their championship-winning potential.

It’s all change for 2019 as Ferm joins Lappi at Citroën Total World Rally Team as team-mates to fellow new signings Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia.

Rally Classification Driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC Esapekka Lappi 0. 0
Rally Sweden WRC Esapekka Lappi 2. 18+1
Rally Guanajuato México WRC Esapekka Lappi 8. 0+1
Corsica Linea - Tour de Corse WRC Esapekka Lappi 7. 6
COPEC Rally Chile WRC Esapekka Lappi 6. 8
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC Esapekka Lappi 7. 6
Neste Rally Finland WRC Esapekka Lappi 2. 18
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC Esapekka Lappi 8. 4
Rally Turkey WRC Esapekka Lappi 2. 18

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