Mika Salo

30. Apr 2022 
by Ziv Knoll

Mika Salo is a Finnish former racing driver. He competed in Formula 1 between 1994 and 2002. His best ranking was 10th in the 1999 world championship, when he stood in for the injured Michael Schumacher at Ferrari for 6 races and scored two podiums.

Picture above: In 2001, the Finn joined the new Toyota team in preparation for its Formula One entry in 2002. He scored two points for Toyota in their first season.

Mika Salo competed in 111 Formula One Grand Prix for the Lotus, Tyrrell, Arrows, BAR, Ferrari (picture below), Sauber and Toyota teams. He scored two podiums and 33 championship points. Salo also won the GT2 class in the 2008 and 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 2003, Salo raced in four CART races for PK Racing, his best finish being third in Miami in his second series start.

Source: DR

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