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Marcus Grönholm
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Born

5 February 1968
Kaunainen, Finland

Nationality

Finnish flag.png Finnish

Teams

Peugeot, Ford

Début

2000 (DNF)
Peugeot 206 WRC

Titles

1 (2006)

Podiums

2

Marcus Grönholm (born 5 February 1968) is a Finnish rally driver.

The twice World Rally Champion of 2000 and 2002 won Monte Carlo in 2006 (on his début at the Ford works team) at the 7th time of asking, and was the only driver to interrupt Sébastien Loeb's streak of wins between 2003 and 2008. This happened when Loeb crashed on stage 1, eliminating all hope of victory for the fourth consecutive year, as Tommi Mäkinen had previously achieved in 2002. To make up for that, the three-time defending Monte winner had a string of good stage results to retake second place, but could not overtake his rival, thus his streak was broken. Grönholm then became the first driver to win this event for Ford since Patrick Bernardini in 1996.

In 2007, Grönholm returned to the podium, finishing in third place.

Ironically Grönholm did not make his proper debut in the Monte until his first title winning season of 2000.

Monte Carlo results[]

Year Car Co-Driver Result
2000 Peugeot 206 WRC Timo Rautiainen DNF
2001 Peugeot 207 WRC Timo Rautiainen DNF
2002 Peugeot 206 WRC Timo Rautiainen 5th
2003 Peugeot 206 WRC Timo Rautiainen 13th
2004 Peugeot 307 WRC Timo Rautiainen 4th
2005 Peugeot 307 WRC Timo Rautiainen 5th
2006 Ford Focus RS WRC '06 Timo Rautiainen 1st
2007 Ford Focus RS WRC '06 Timo Rautiainen 3rd

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Winners of Rally Monte Carlo
1910's 1911: Henri Rougier - 1912: Jules Beutler
1920's 1924: Jacques Edouard Ledure - 1925: François Repusseau - 1926: Victor A. Bruce - 1927: André Lefèbvre - 1928: Jacques Bignan - 1929: Sprenger van Eijk
1930's 1930: Hector Petit - 1931: Donald Healey - 1932: M. Vasselle - 1933: M. Vasselle - 1934: Gas - 1935: Christian Lahaye - 1936: Petre G. Cristea - 1937: René Le Bègue - 1938: Gerard Bakker Schut - 1939: Jean Trevoux/J. Paul
1940's 1949: Jean Trevoux
1950's 1950: Marcel Becquart - 1951: Jean Trevoux - 1952: Syndey Allard - 1953: Maurice Gatsonides - 1954: Louis Chiron - 1955: Per Malling - 1956: Ronnie Adams - 1958: Guy Monraisse - 1959: Paul Coltelloni
1960's 1960: Walter Schock - 1961: Maurice Martin - 1962: Erik Carlsson - 1963: Erik Carlsson - 1964: Paddy Hopkirk - 1965: Timo Mäkinen - 1966: Pauli Toivonen - 1967: Rauno Aaltonen - 1968: Vic Elford - 1969: Björn Waldegård
1970's 1970: Björn Waldegård - 1971: Ove Andersson - 1972: Sandro Munari - 1973: Jean-Claude Andruet - 1975: Sandro Munari - 1976: Sandro Munari - 1977: Sandro Munari - 1978: Jean-Pierre Nicolas - 1979: Bernard Darniche
1980's 1980: Walter Röhrl - 1981: Jean Ragnotti - 1982: Walter Röhrl - 1983: Walter Röhrl - 1984: Walter Röhrl - 1985: Ari Vatanen - 1986: Henri Toivonen - 1987: Miki Biasion - 1988: Bruno Saby - 1989: Miki Biasion
1990's 1990: Didier Auriol - 1991: Carlos Sainz - 1992: Didier Auriol - 1993: Didier Auriol - 1994: François Delecour - 1995: Carlos Sainz - 1996: Patrick Bernardini - 1997: Piero Liatti - 1998: Carlos Sainz - 1999: Tommi Mäkinen
2000's 2000: Tommi Mäkinen - 2001: Tommi Mäkinen - 2002: Tommi Mäkinen - 2003: Sébastien Loeb - 2004: Sébastien Loeb - 2005: Sébastien Loeb - 2006: Marcus Grönholm - 2007: Sébastien Loeb - 2008: Sébastien Loeb - 2009: Sébastien Ogier
2010's 2010: Mikko Hirvonen - 2011: Bryan Bouffier - 2012: Sébastien Loeb - 2013: Sébastien Loeb - 2014: Sébastien Ogier - 2015: Sébastien Ogier - 2016: Sébastien Ogier
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