Timo Mäkinen

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Mäkinen in 1966

Timo Mäkinen (18 March 1938 – 4 May 2017) was a Finnish racecar driver. He was one of the original "Flying Finns" of motor rallying. He was most famous for his hat-tricks of wins in the RAC Rally and the 1000 Lakes Rally, both were won in 1973.[1] He was born in Helsinki.

Mäkinen died in Helsinki on 4 May 2017 from myelodysplastic syndrome at the age of 79.[2]

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  1. Pfundner, Martin (2005). Alpine Trials & Rallies: 1910 to 1973. Veloce Publishing Ltd. pp. 90–91.
  2. Rally legend and ‘Flying Finn’ Timo Makinen dies

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