Leo Kinnunen
Leo Kinnunen was een groot talent die snel werd ingelijfd door John Wyer om in diens Gulf Porsches te rijden. Hij werd gekoppeld aan Pedro Rodriguez die de status had van eerste rijder. Als Kinnunen de auto naar eigen wens mocht afstellen was hij veelal de snelste van de twee. Hij bezorgde Porsche de eerste wereldtitel sportscars in 1970. Hij werd drie maal op rij Interserie kampioen, ook met Porsche. Hij was de laatste coureur die een open helm droog in de F1.

Leo Kinnunen was a very talented driver that soon was picked up by John Wyer to drive in the Gulf Porsche together with Pedro Rodriguez. When Kinnunen was allowed to set up the car to his wishes he often was the fastest, but Rodriguez was the preferred driver. As team they helped Porsche to win the World Championship for the first time in 1970. After that Kinnunen was Interserie champion three years in a row, always driving Porsches. He was the last driver to use an open face helmet in F1.

August 5 augustus 1943
Year#

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

1976  16
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
driver: Egon Evertz (D) / Leo Kinnunen (FIN)

team:
Egon Evertz KG (D)
car: 
Porsche 908/03 turbo
result: dnf / 124 laps

Spark S 1998
1973  1
race: Interserie Championship
driver: Leo Kinnunen (FIN)
team: AAW (FIN)
car: Porsche 917/10
result: 4 x 1st / 1st championship



Starter
1971  3
race: 1000km Paris - Montlhery
driver: Leo Kinnunen (FIN) / Gérard Larrousse (F)
team: AAW (FIN)
car: Porsche 917 Spyder
result: 2nd / 123 laps


Spark SF 012
1970  21
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) / Leo Kinnunen (SF)
team: Gulf Racing - John Wyer Automotive Engineering
car: Porsche 917K
result: dnf / 22 laps

Spark S 1970
1970  2
race: 24 uur / hours Daytona
drivers: Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) / Leo Kinnunen (FIN)
team: Gulf Racing - John Wyer Automotive Engineering (GB)
car: Porsche 917K
result: 1st / 724 laps
 
including movie

Spark 43DA70
1970  2 
race: 24 uur / hours Daytona
drivers: Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) / Leo Kinnunen (FIN)
team: Gulf Racing - John Wyer Automotive Engineering (GB)
car: Porsche 917K
result: 1st / 724 laps
 
including movie

Minichamps
MC 430 706702
1970  25
race: 1000km Spa-Francorchamps
drivers: Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) / Leo Kinnunen (FIN)
team: Gulf Racing - John Wyer Automotive Engineering (GB)
car: Porsche 917K
result: dnf / 44 laps
  

including movie



Brumm 
s98/22
1970  7
race: 1000km Monza
drivers: Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) / Leo Kinnunen (FIN)
team: Gulf Racing - John Wyer Automotive Engineering (GB)
car: Porsche 917K
result: 1st / 174 laps
   

including movie



Brumm R 219
1970
 40
race: Targa Florio
drivers: Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) / Leo Kinnunen (FIN)
team: Gulf Racing - John Wyer Automotive Engineering (GB)
car: Porsche 908/03
result: 2nd / 11 laps


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