2009 Rally Finland

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2009 Rally Finland
59th Neste Oil Rally Finland
Round 9 of the 2009 World Rally Championship
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Conrad Rautenbach - Rally Finland 2009.JPG
Host country Finland Finland
Rally base Jyväskylä
Dates run 30 July – 2 August 2009
Stages 23 (345.15 km; 214.47 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Results
Overall winner Finland Mikko Hirvonen
United Kingdom BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT
Crews 90 at start, 61 at finish
Commons-logo.svg Picture gallery on Wikimedia Commons

The 2009 Neste Oil Rally Finland was the 59th running of the Rally Finland and the ninth round of the 2009 World Rally Championship season. The rally consisted of 23 special stages and was won by Ford's Mikko Hirvonen. This marked his third victory in a row and his first in his home event. Last year's winner Sébastien Loeb of Citroën finished second and took his first podium since the Rally Argentina back in April. Jari-Matti Latvala beat Dani Sordo to the final podium spot.

Entries[edit]

The final entry list included 90 crews – the highest number in any event this season. 18 drivers contested the event in the top category World Rally Car and ten were registered for the Junior World Rally Championship.[1] In addition to usual names, Matti Rantanen, who finished seventh in last year's event in a private Ford Focus RS WRC 06, partnered Federico Villagra in the Munchi's Ford World Rally Team and drove the 2008-spec Focus WRC.[2]

Ferrari's 2007 Formula One world champion Kimi Räikkönen made his WRC debut at the event. This was also his first rally on gravel, after competing in two snow rallies in Finland and in a tarmac rally in Italy. As previously, he drove the Super 2000 class Fiat Grande Punto Abarth prepared by Tommi Mäkinen Racing.[3] Räikkönen faced competition from other S2000 entrants such as Juho Hänninen, Anton Alén and Janne Tuohino and from Group N drivers such as Patrik Flodin. Former Stobart M-Sport Ford driver Urmo Aava entered the event in a Honda Civic Type-R R3.[1]

Entry List[edit]

No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Gr. Cl.
1 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena France Citroën Total World Rally Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
2 Spain Daniel Sordo Spain Marc Martí France Citroën Total World Rally Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen United Kingdom BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 09 A 8
4 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila United Kingdom BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 09 A 8
5 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin United Kingdom Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
6 Norway Henning Solberg Norway Cato Menkerud United Kingdom Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
7 Russia Evgeny Novikov Australia Dale Moscatt France Citroën Junior Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
8 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach United Kingdom Daniel Barritt France Citroën Junior Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
9 Argentina Federico Villagra Argentina Jorge Perez Companc Argentina Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
10 Finland Matti Rantanen Finland Mikko Lukka Argentina Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
11 Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Norway Petter Solberg MSN Citroën Xsara WRC A 8
12 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia France Citroën Junior Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
14 Norway Mads Østberg Sweden Jonas Andersson Norway Adapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC 2008 A 8
15 United Arab Emirates Khalid Al-Qassimi United Kingdom Michael Orr United Kingdom BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
16 Finland Jari Ketomaa Finland Mika Stenberg Finland Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 A 8
17 Finland Jukka Ketomäki Finland Kai Risberg Finland Kai Risberg Škoda Octavia WRC Evo3 A 8
31 Germany Aaron Burkart Germany Michael Kölbach Germany Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 A 6
32 Poland Michał Kościuszko Poland Maciej Szczepaniak Poland Michał Kościuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 A 6
33 Italy Simone Bertolotti Italy Luca Celestini Italy Simone Bertolotti Suzuki Swift S1600 A 6
34 Italy Luca Griotti Italy Corrado Bonato Italy Luca Griotti Renault Clio R3 A 7
35 France Yoann Bonato France Benjamin Boulloud France Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 A 6
36 Netherlands Hans Weijs Belgium Björn Degandt Netherlands KNAF Talent First Team Holland Citroën C2 S1600 A 6
37 Netherlands Kevin Abbring Netherlands Erwin Mombaerts Netherlands KNAF Talent First Team Holland Renault Clio R3 A 7
38 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Czech Republic Czech National Team Citroën C2 S1600 A 6
39 Germany Mark Wallenwein Germany Stefan Kopczyk Italy TRT Srl. Renault Clio R3 A 7
59 Finland Kalle Pinomäki Finland Matti Kaskinen Finland Kalle Pinomäki Renault Clio R3 A 7
61 Cyprus Nicos Thomas Cyprus Angelos Loizides Italy Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
62 South Africa Jon Williams United Kingdom George Gwynn Italy Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
63 Finland Jarkko Nikara Finland Jarkko Kalliolepo Italy Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
64 Czech Republic Martin Semerád Czech Republic Bohuslav Ceplecha Italy Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
65 New Zealand Mark Tapper New Zealand Jeff Judd Italy Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
66 Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Finland Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 N 4
67 Finland Anton Alén Finland Timo Alanne Finland Anton Alén Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 N 4
68 Sweden Patrik Flodin Sweden Göran Bergsten Russia Uspenskiy Rally Tecnica Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
69 Finland Janne Tuohino Finland Markku Tuohino Finland Janne Tuohino Peugeot 207 S2000 N 4
70 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finland Kaj Lindström Finland Kimi Räikkönen Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 N 4
71 Finland Jouni Arolainen Finland Risto Pietiläinen Finland Jouni Arolainen Ford Focus RS WRC 04 A 8
72 Finland Mattias Therman Finland Janne Perälä Argentina Munchi's Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
73 Norway Sveinung Bieltvedt Norway Roger Eilertsen Norway Sveinung Bieltvedt Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
74 Estonia Ott Tänak Estonia Kristo Kraag Estonia Ott Tänak Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
75 Estonia Urmo Aava Estonia Kuldar Sikk Estonia Urmo Aava Honda Civic Type-R R3 A 7
76 Finland Ari Laivola Finland Kari Mustalahti Finland Ari Laivola Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
77 Finland Jukka Metsälä Finland Sari Ohra-aho Finland Jukka Metsälä Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
78 Russia Radik Shaymiev Russia Timur Kafarov Russia Radik Shaymiev Peugeot 207 S2000 N 4
79 Finland Reijo Muhonen Finland Timo Mäenpää Finland Reijo Muhonen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
80 Finland Petri Lehtovirta Finland Juha Kanerva Finland Petri Lehtovirta Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
81 Finland Pekka Savela Finland Ville Mäkelä Finland Pekka Savela Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
82 Finland Jukka Hara Finland Petteri Luostarinen Finland Jukka Hara Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
83 Finland Ville Silvasti Finland Jani Rauhala Finland Jani Rauhala Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
84 Finland Timo Pulkkinen Finland Lasse Miettinen Finland Timo Pulkkinen Subaru Impreza WRX STi A 8
85 Finland Pekka Vihma Finland Kim Niemelä Finland Pekka Vihma Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
86 Finland Jarmo Komsi Finland Pasi Karppinen Finland Jarmo Komsi Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
87 Finland Kai Ahola Finland Peter Flythström Finland Kai Ahola Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII A 8
88 Italy Fabio Frisiero Spain Jordi Barrabés Costa Italy Fabio Frisiero Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
89 Estonia Georg Gross Estonia Raigo Mõlder Estonia Georg Gross Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
90 Finland Tomi Weurlander Finland Veijo Vyörykkä Finland Tomi Weurlander Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII N 4
91 Finland Jukka Kihlman Finland Harri Kihlman Finland Jukka Kihlman Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
92 Finland Jouni Virtanen Finland Jussi Martiskin Finland Jouni Virtanen Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
93 Finland Tony Ahti Finland Mika Joensuu Finland Tony Ahti Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
94 Finland Asko Mäkinen Finland Veli-Matti Haljala Finland Asko Mäkinen Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
95 Finland Axel Lindholm Finland Timo Hantunen Finland Axel Lindholm Honda Civic Type-R N 3
96 Italy Silvano Pintarelli Italy Mauro Marchioni Italy Silvano Pintarelli Renault Clio R3 A 7
97 Republic of Ireland Craig Breen United Kingdom Gareth Roberts Republic of Ireland Craig Breen Ford Fiesta ST N 3
98 Germany Patrick Anglade Germany Björn Röhm Germany Patrick Anglade Ford Fiesta ST N 3
99 Finland Jussi Kumpumäki Finland Mikael Korhonen Finland Jussi Kumpumäki Ford Fiesta ST N 3
100 Turkey Emre Yurdakul Turkey Burak Erdener Turkey Castrol Ford Team Turkiye Ford Fiesta ST N 3
101 Turkey Burcu Cetinkaya Turkey Cicek Guney Turkey Castrol Ford Team Turkiye Ford Fiesta ST N 3
102 United Arab Emirates Bader Al-Jabri United Kingdom Stephen McAuley United Arab Emirates Team Abu Dhabi Ford Fiesta ST N 3
103 United Arab Emirates Majed Al-Shamsi United Kingdom Allan Harryman United Arab Emirates Team Abu Dhabi Ford Fiesta ST N 3
104 Russia Denis Grodetskiy Russia Safoniy Lotko Estonia Cueks Racing Ford Fiesta ST N 3
105 United Arab Emirates Ahmed Al-Mansoori Republic of Ireland Killian Duffy United Arab Emirates Team Abu Dhabi Ford Fiesta ST N 3
106 Finland Timo Pitkäniemi Finland Ossi Lehtonen Finland Timo Pitkäniemi Renault Clio RS N 3
107 Italy Fabrizio de Sanctis Italy Sergio Biancolli Italy Fabrizio de Sanctis Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI A 8
108 France Daniel Cambon France Valerie Antherieu France Daniel Cambon Renault Clio RS N 3
109 Finland Jari Laakso Finland Jari Tarvainen Finland Jari Laakso Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V A 5
110 Finland Ville Ruokanen Finland Timo Pallari Finland Ville Ruokanen Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V A 5
111 Finland Kari Hytönen Finland Ismo Pietiläinen Finland Kari Hytönen Suzuki Swift Sport N 2
112 Finland Ilkka Kariste Finland Toni Valovaara Finland Ilkka Kariste Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V A 5
113 Finland Mikael Wikstedt Finland Hannu Rokkanen Finland Mikael Wikstedt Škoda Fabia 1.4 16V A 5
114 Finland Jouko Pulkkinen Finland Petri Hänninen Finland Jouko Pulkkinen Volkswagen Polo GTi N 2
115 Finland Toni Harsia Finland Timo Kekkonen Finland Toni Harsia Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V A 5
116 Finland Teemu Horkama Finland Sami Sarjula Finland Teemu Horkama Škoda Felicia 1.3 A 5
117 Sweden Patrik Ottosson Sweden Stefan Ottosson Sweden Patrik Ottosson Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V A 5
118 Finland Raimo Kaisanlahti Finland Tapani Pulkkinen Finland Raimo Kaisanlahti Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V A 5
119 Finland Tomi Vilenius Finland Sami Ryynänen Finland Tomi Vilenius Ford Puma Kit Car A 5
120 Finland Matti Tuominen Finland Pekka Leppälä Finland Matti Tuominen Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V A 5
121 Finland Pasi Laaksomaa Finland Susanna Söyrilä Finland Pasi Laaksomaa Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V A 5
122 United Kingdom Nick West United Kingdom Chris Melling United Kingdom Nick West Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V A 5
123 Barbados Adrian Linton Barbados Jonathan Linton Barbados Jonathan Linton Opel Astra OPC N 3
124 Finland Juhani Länsikorpi Finland Pasi Haataja Finland Juhani Länsikorpi Toyota Yaris A 5

Summary[edit]

Petter Solberg on the Killeri super special stage

As in the previous year's event, the battle for the win was between the title contenders Mikko Hirvonen of Ford and Sébastien Loeb of Citroën. Although Loeb proved faster on the opening super special stage, Hirvonen took the lead when the rally really got underway on Friday, and began building up a lead by about a second per stage. Loeb backed off and settled for second after damaging a tyre and losing 13 seconds on SS15. Hirvonen's win was his first in his home event, after finishing runner-up to Marcus Grönholm in 2007 and to Loeb in 2008. Jari-Matti Latvala, who suffered from food poisoning on day two, passed Dani Sordo to take his first podium in his home event. Petter Solberg also looked set to challenge for a podium place, but suffered a puncture and then went wide and got stuck in a ditch right at the end of the fourth stage.[4]

Red Bull Rally Team's Juho Hänninen won the Group N class in a Škoda Fabia S2000.

Munchi's Ford driver Matti Rantanen took a career-best fifth place in only his second rally in a World Rally Car. After Stobart's Henning Solberg, Rantanen's main challenger for the position, retired with a broken suspension, Rantanen was chased down by Citroën Junior Team's Sébastien Ogier. Ogier closed to within 0.6 seconds before the final stage but a time only 0.3 seconds faster than Rantanen's kept him in sixth place.[5] Ogier's teammates Evgeny Novikov and Conrad Rautenbach both crashed out. Novikov crashed on both Friday and Saturday mornings while Rautenbach held ninth place until his accident on the penultimate stage.

Jari Ketomaa made his World Rally Car debut in a private Subaru Impreza WRC2007 and was another driver to challenge for fifth, the "best of the rest" position. He incurred a puncture and struggled with steering damage on Friday, losing over a minute, but recovered to overtake Stobart's Matthew Wilson for eighth and then began closing in on Mads Østberg in a year newer Impreza WRC. As the Norwegian crashed out on SS19, Ketomaa took the seventh place and his first-ever WRC points, and Wilson eighth and his first-ever point in the Rally Finland. Khalid al-Qassimi finished ninth and production class winner Juho Hänninen beat Munchi's Federico Villagra for tenth place. Martin Prokop won the Junior World Rally Championship category and secured the junior world title.[6] Crowd favourite Kimi Räikkönen impressed in his WRC debut. Despite engine trouble, he held third place in the production class until rolling out at exactly the same place as Østberg. Räikkönen's performance drew praise from the top rally drivers.[7]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1 Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 2:50:40.9 0.0 10
2 France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 2:51:06.0 +25.1 8
3 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 2:51:30.8 +49.9 6
4 Spain Dani Sordo Spain Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 2:51:47.0 +1:06.1 5
5 Finland Matti Rantanen Finland Mikko Lukka Ford Focus RS WRC 08 2:54:59.1 +4:18.2 4
6 France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 2:54:59.4 +4:18.5 3
7 Finland Jari Ketomaa Finland Mika Stenberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 2:55:48.4 +5:07.5 2
8 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson United Kingdom Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 2:57:14.5 +6:33.6 1
JWRC
1 Czech Republic Martin Prokop Czech Republic Jan Tománek Citroën C2 S1600 3:17:03.1 0.0 10
2 Finland Kalle Pinomäki Finland Matti Kaskinen Renault Clio R3 3:17:58.6 +55.5 8
3 Poland Michał Kościuszko Poland Maciek Szczepaniak Suzuki Swift S1600 3:20:24.0 +3:20.9 6
4 Germany Aaron Nikolai Burkart Germany Michael Kölbach Suzuki Swift S1600 3:20:53.5 +3:50.4 5
5 Germany Mark Wallenwein Germany Stefan Kopczyk Renault Clio R3 3:30:28.6 +13:25.5 4
6 Italy Simone Bertolotti Italy Luca Celestini Suzuki Swift S1600 3:34:19.0 +17:15.9 3
7 Netherlands Hans Weijs, Jr. Belgium Bjorn Degandt Citroën C2 S1600 3:51:17.8 +34:14.7 2

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time (EEST) Name Length Winner Time Rally leader
1 (30-31 Jul) SS1 19:00 Killeri 1 2.06 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:20.3 France Sébastien Loeb
SS2 7:38 Jukojärvi 1 22.29 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:36.2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen
SS3 8:11 Kruununperä 1 13.51 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 6:29.9
SS4 8:59 Mökkiperä 1 13.64 km France Sébastien Loeb 6:42.2
SS5 9:46 Palsankylä 1 13.92 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:06.7
SS6 13:02 Jukojärvi 2 22.29 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:25.2
SS7 13:35 Kruununperä 2 13.51 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 6:22.3
SS8 14:23 Mökkiperä 2 13.64 km France Sébastien Loeb 6:37.0
SS9 15:10 Palsankylä 2 13.92 km France Sébastien Loeb 7:01.6
SS10 20:00 Killeri 2 2.06 km France Sébastien Loeb 1:20.2
2 (1 Aug) SS11 7:13 Leustu 1 21.35 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:04.8
SS12 8:02 Himos 1 20.94 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:31.7
SS13 9:25 Surkee 1 14.95 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 8:01.2
SS14 11:37 Leustu 2 21.35 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:03.4
SS15 12:26 Himos 2 20.94 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 10:35.4
SS16 13:49 Surkee 2 14.95 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 7:59.7
SS17 16:11 Urria 12.75 km Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5:55.5
SS18 17:19 Kavala 10.35 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala
France Sébastien Ogier
5:10.1
SS19 17:52 Väärinmaja 29.29 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 14:56.3
3 (2 Aug) SS20 8:17 Hannula 10.82 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 5:41.1
SS21 8:58 Myhinpää 1 15.06 km France Sébastien Loeb 6:59.1
SS22 10:51 Myhinpää 2 15.06 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 6:52.1
SS23 12:18 Ruuhimäki 6.5 km Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 3:12.4

Championship standings after the event[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver IRL
Republic of Ireland
NOR
Norway
CYP
Cyprus
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
 Pts 
1 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 3 2 2 2 Ret 2 1 1 1 68
2 France Sébastien Loeb 1 1 1 1 1 4 Ret 7 2 65
3 Spain Dani Sordo 2 5 4 3 2 23 12 2 4 44
4 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 14 3 12 Ret 6 1 3 Ret 3 31
5 Norway Henning Solberg 4 4 18 5 3 8 15 3 30 27
6 Norway Petter Solberg 6 3 4 Ret 3 Ret 4 Ret 25
7 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 7 7 5 Ret 5 6 14 5 8 20
8 France Sébastien Ogier 6 10 Ret 17 7 Ret 2 Ret 6 16
9 Argentina Federico Villagra 7 7 4 Ret 4 11 14
10 Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach 18 Ret 6 Ret Ret 9 5 8 Ret 8
11 Norway Mads Østberg 9 6 7 7 Ret Ret 7
12 United Arab Emirates Khalid al-Qassimi 8 8 8 16 6 9 6
13 Russia Evgeny Novikov 12 Ret Ret 5 16 9 Ret 4
Australia Chris Atkinson 5 4
Finland Matti Rantanen 5 4
16 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc 6 3
17 Finland Jari Ketomaa 7 2
18 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 11 16 8 10 9 1
Estonia Urmo Aava 10 8 29 1
Greece Lambros Athanassoulas 8 1
Pos Driver IRL
Republic of Ireland
NOR
Norway
CYP
Cyprus
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Pos Team Event Total
points
IRL
Republic of Ireland
NOR
Norway
CYP
Cyprus
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
AUS
Australia
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
1 France Citroën Total World Rally Team 18 14 16 16 18 8 4 12 13 119
2 United States BP Ford World Rally Team 8 14 10 8 3 18 18 10 16 105
3 United Kingdom Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team 8 8 6 5 10 7 5 11 4 64
4 France Citroën Junior Team 5 2 4 0 2 5 6 5 4 33
5 Argentina Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 3 4 5 0 6 0 2 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Finland sets standard with 90 on entry list". Crash.net. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Evans, David (26 June 2009). "Munchi's adds Rantanen for Finland". Autosport. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Evans, David (29 June 2009). "Raikkonen to contest Rally Finland". Autosport. Retrieved 18 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Finland SS4 – Loeb fastest as Petter hits trouble". Rally-Live.com. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Beer, Matt (2 August 2009). "Hirvonen secures Finland win". Autosport. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Prokop wins J-WRC title with Finnish victory". Rally-Live.com. 2 August 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Top rally drivers praise Raikkonen WRC debut". Motorsport.com. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 

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