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Antti

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1 team. 2 personalities.

LATVA

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ANTTI

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JARI-MATTI LATVALA

Date of birth: 3 April 1985

Place of birth: Töysä (F)

The Finn is considered one of the fastest and most experienced rally drivers in the world. At the age of six, the son of a rally driver was already go-karting; he drove a car for the first time at the age of eight. He contested his first rally at 16, and in 2002 he joined the WRC at just 17 years of age. In Sweden in 2008, Latvala celebrated his first stage win in the world championship, becoming the youngest stage winner in the competition’s history. He was runner up in the 2010 season. From 2013, he races in the WRC for Volkswagen with Miikka Anttila. By the third place in his first season and the second place in 2014 Latvala makes a major contribution to the three world titles for the Volkswagen Motorsport team. Jari-Matti did battle with team-mate Sébastien Ogier for the title in 2015 and won three rallies, but was forced to surrender to the Frenchman at the tenth rally in Australia. He will contest his fourth season for Volkswagen in 2016.
Jari-Matti Latvala

MIIKKA ANTTILA

Date of birth: 10 September 1972

Place of birth: Janakkala (FIN)

While studying automotive engineering, in 1993 the Finn came to rally sport rather by accident. In 1995, he was trained at a rally school for co-drivers. He made his WRC debut in 1999 in the Finland Rally. He accompanied a total of 13 drivers before calling out his notes for Jari-Matti Latvala for the first time in 2003. It was with him that Anttila recorded his first WRC win in 2008 in Sweden. Two years later he was runner up in the world championship. Starting with the Monte Carlo Rally in 2013, he climbs into the cockpit of the Polo R WRC as co-driver for Jari-Matti. By the third place in their first season and the second place in 2014 and 2015 Anttila and Latvala make a major contribution to the three world titles for the Volkswagen Motorsport team.
Miikka Anttila

LATVALA

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ANTTILA

ANTTILA

about

LATVALA

He about him

LATVALA about ANTTILA

Anttila about Latvala

After a rally he always needs … ?

‘… to go home.’

‘… sleep.’

Latvala about Anttila

Anttila about Latvala

What annoys me about him?

‘His leather trousers.’

‘Sometimes he is too

honest, with

everybody.’

Latvala about Anttila

Anttila about Latvala

What he has that I don’t?

‘Kids.’

‘Ability to drive a rally

car fast.’

Latvala about Anttila

Anttila about Latvala

He has a weakness for … ?

‘… old cars.’

‘… candy.’

Latvala about Anttila

Anttila about Latvala

What we never talk about privately?

‘Cooking.’

‘Dreams which are not

related to work.’

LATVALA

about

LATVALA

ANTTILA

about

ANTTILA

He about himself

Latvala about Latvala

Anttila about Anttila

My favourite food?

‘Steak with salad.’

‘Steak with fries and

ketchup.’

Latvala about Latvala

Anttila about Anttila

The best way to get rid of a bad mood?

‘Go for a run.’

‘Speaking with my kids.’

Latvala about Latvala

Anttila about Anttila

My favourite holiday destination?

‘Los Angeles, California.’

‘Alps.’

Latvala about Latvala

Anttila about Anttila

A special stage that I have a great deal of respect for?

‘Col de Turini

(Monte Carlo).’

‘Ouninpohja

(Finland).’

Latvala about Latvala

Anttila about Anttila

Something I can’t stand in the cockpit?

‘Dust.’

‘Frustration.’