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Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen are a team of Friends on Amazing Race Suomi 1.


Marcus Grönholm, 55, & Timo Rautiainen, 58 Friends and rally champions

"Timppa is our brain, and I'm a doer."

Marcus Grönholm and Timo Rautiainen have been quite successful in different parts of the world, Marcus as driver and Timo as co-driver. During their active career, they won two World Rally Championships. Even though Marcus and Timo no longer race together from stage to stage, they keep in close contact. Timo is married to Marcus's sister, their cottages are close to each other and the rally world still attracts them, nowadays to the grandstands.

Marcus and Timo boast that they are in good physical shape, at least for their age, and the will to win has not disappeared despite the end of their sports careers. In Amazing Race, the friends' division of labour is familiar and safe: Timo acts as a co-driver and Marcus goes where he is told.

Fun fact: Marcus and Timo might get nervous in traffic if things aren't smooth enough.[1]

The Amazing Race Suomi 1[]

Race History[]

Marcus & Timo's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Finland → Thailand Kukat / Kennot Timo 4 of 12
2 2 Thailand Hakkuu / Hiekka Marcus 4 of 11
3 3 Thailand → Vietnam Linko / Mela Timo 2 of 10
4 4 Vietnam Potkut / Rytmit Marcus 3 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → Philippines Ruuvit / Ruukut Timo 1 of 8
6 6 Philippines Konnat / Korit Marcus 6 of 7
7 7 Philippines → Indonesia Havittelu / Hyvittely Timo 5 of 6
8 8 Indonesia Jumalat / Jouset No Roadblock 5 of 6
9 9 Indonesia No Detour Timo 5 of 5 [1]
Average 3.89
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that lost the Double Battle

1: Marcus & Timo elected to take a 2-hour penalty after Marcus failed to complete the second Roadblock on Leg 9.

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