Leo Kinnunen (born 5th August 1943) is a Finnish motor sports legend. He started in motocross but also did rally and track racing.

Leo is probably best known as a Porsche driver and for winning the Interserie Championship for three times in a row (1971, 1972, 1973).

But Leo was also the first driver of the ”blue & white” Scan-Auto Finnish Saab Works Team. He debuted the first blue and white Saab 96 (AYA-10) in the 1970 Rally of the 1000 Lakes.

Leo was also the first Finn to ever compete in F1. Although he couldn’t get a competitive car, he paved the road for many a famous Finnish F1 champion (such as Keke Rosberg, Mika Häkkinen, and Kimi Räikkönen).

The Saabworks.fi team sends their congratulations to Leo celebrating his 70th birthday.

You can read more about Leo here: http://www.leokinnunen.com
(There’s also a page for his racing statistics).


Written by Tommi

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