Another Formula 1 (F1) season draws to its conclusion and it’s another Drivers’ Championship win for Lewis Hamilton. It’s also been another year that has seen strong representation from Finland on the leaderboard, with Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton’s teammate, sitting in 4th position with one race to go while his compatriot,Kimi Räikkönen is placed just above him in 3rd.
The continuing trend of Finnish drivers succeeding in motorsport got us thinking -just how has a nation of only 5.5m people managedto have such a strong influence on the motorsport world?Select Car Leasinginvestigated some of the key reasons behind the incredible rise of the Finnish nation over the years.Here are fiveways that have been crucial to Finland’s ascent to becoming a motorsport powerhouse:-Sisu…The ancient Finnish art inspiring its drivers-Forest roads & Harsh winters…These allow for drivers in Finland to hone their skills and pave the way for successful motorsport competitors-Putting the population through its paces…Finland has one of the hardest driving tests in the world-Folk racing…The Finnish pastime which tests drivers endurance and encourages competition on the road-The art of the ‘Scandinavian flick’…How a unique driving style has caught on all over the world.
Select Car Leasing has investigated some of the key reasons behind the incredible rise of the Finnish nation over the years. Find out more here: https://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk/news/finland-motorsport.html