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Latvala wins Swedish Rally! emoticon

This is first time since 2014 in same situation that a Finn leads WRC series.

Hänninen hit at tree and retired again.

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Rally Finland indeed!! emoticon

Esa-Pekka Lappi takes his first WRC win in his 4th rally in the series and other Finns are 3rd and 4th!

Only low note is that Latvala, the only Finn actually competing for championship, had technical problem and only got couple points for power stage.

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In total, the WRC season wasn't good for Finland. Latvala 4th, Hänninen 9th, Lappi 11th, Suninen 14th.
But there were couple bright spots: Lappi taking his first win and while the final Rally Australia was rather ugly for Finns (Latvala retiring from 2nd place in final stage), we saw upcoming 17-year-old second generation driver Kalle Rovanperä take his first point.

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I'm still confused about our local Formula 4.

Finnish F4 series - "Formula Academy Finland" - starts this summer with 5 races (one of them in Estonia).
But I have no idea what happens to the North European Zone F4 series. Will it continue alongside, do Finnish teams/organizers (and races) drop out of NEZ F4 or is the whole series being scrapped?

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Fernando Alonso, with teammates Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, has won Le Mans 24 Hours.

Alonso has said he is aiming for the Triple Crown: winning the famous races of Monaco, Le Mans and Indianapolis.
Having won Monaco 2006 and 2007, he's now only missing Indianapolis 500.

Graham Hill is the only driver ever to achieve Triple Crown. Sometimes F1 championship is included (as fourth goal or instead of Monaco); both Hill and Alonso have two of those.
Besides them only six drivers have won two of the three (12 if you count F1 championship) and only other driver with three of four (Le Mans, Monaco, F1 champion) is Jochen Rindt.
As Alonso has two Monaco and championship wins, that puts him ahead of Rindt, making him by this scale second greatest driver ever.
However even if Alonso won Indianapolis, Hill remains ahead, having won Monaco five times (and same two F1 championships).

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Jean-Éric Vergne is the fourth Formula E champion.

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