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Which nationality is fastest around a track?

The debate has raged for decades, from classrooms to pubs, internet forums to social media – people never tire of asserting that their compatriots are the quickest on four wheels.

One of the claims you’re most likely to hear is that Finns hold the title of fastest nationality – “if you want to win, hire a Finn” being the usual rallying cry of the small Nordic nation.

In an attempt to finally resolve the matter, and put the debate to bed, we’ve put together the infographic below, comparing population sizes with racing title wins to discover who stands at the top of the podium.

The Finnish Thing

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Fantastic across all forms of racing and just at home on the wildest rally stage as on the streets of Monaco, the Finns ran away with the result in our research.

Do you disagree with our findings? Are you a Finn and fancy bragging about your win? – let us know in the comments or via social media, and don’t forget to share with your friends too!

  • Tino

    I’m more surprised that New Zealand are second in that list! Who are their main winning drivers?