Leo Kinnunen in Memoriam

27.7.2017 09:33Leo Kinnunen, the first Formula 1 driver in Finland, died on Wednesday on a long-term illness.

Leo "Leksa" Kinnunen, who was born in 1943, died at the age of 73 on Wednesday after losing a battle for long-term illness.

Kinnunen is remembered as a passionate motorbike man, who was able to follow the advances of Finnish motor athletes to their very last moments. He was the first Formula 1 driver in Finland, but he also competed in rally, ground, track and ice racing.

AKK thanks Leo Kinnunen for his great work for both Finnish and international motor racing. AKK presents its deepest condolences to the sorrow of family and friends.

Rest in peace, Leo.

Photo: Marko Mäkinen