Timo Rautiainen (co-driver)

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Timo Rautiainen
Marcus Gronholm - 2004 Rally Finland.jpg
Rautiainen and Grönholm celebrating victory at the 2004 Rally Finland
Personal information
Nationality Flag of Finland.svg Finnish
Born (1964-11-13) 13 November 1964 (age 59)
Espoo, Finland
World Rally Championship record
Active years 1990, 19952007, 20092010, 2019
Driver Flag of Finland.svg Marcus Grönholm
Teams Toyota, Peugeot, Ford
Championships 2 (2000, 2002)
Rally wins 30
Stage wins540
First rally 1990 1000 Lakes Rally
First win 2000 Swedish Rally
Last win 2007 Rally New Zealand
Last rally 2019 Rally Sweden

Timo Rautiainen (born 13 November 1964) is a Finnish former rally co-driver. He is best known for co-driving for Marcus Grönholm from 1995 to 2007. Rautiainen and Grönholm drove for Peugeot (2000 05) and Ford (2006-07) in the World Rally Championship, and won 30 world rallies and two drivers' world championship titles together. [1] Rautiainen is married to Grönholm's sister. [2]

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