H2O Racing
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Sami Selio - 11

TEAM: Sharjah Team
HULL: BABA
COUNTRY: Finland
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: Tenerife, ESP
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/05/1975
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lohja, FIN
HEIGHT: 182 CM
WEIGHT: 90 KG
RACING SUPER LICENSE:
MECHANICS - CREW:

1 - CLAUDIO BORRA
2 - RAULI UUSI-SIMOLA
3 - AARNE ROMS
4 - MIKA UUSI-SIMOLA (RADIO) DAVE BUSH
5 - JUHA NISULA
6 - JONI JUVONEN
7 – CHRIS DAVIES (MEDIA)

DEBUT: 1998
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 172
RACE STARTS: 160
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 2
BEST OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: 1
BEST RACE FINISH: 1
BEST QUALIFYING POSITION: 1
CAREER PODIUMS: 49
WIN: 13
2ND: 18
3RD: 18
CAREER POINTS: 1043
POLE POSITION: 26
LAST WIN: Harbin 2016
LAST PODIUM: 2 - Sharjah 2022
LAST POLE: Harbin 2016
PROFILE

SAMI SELIO from ‘rookie’ of the year in his debut season in 1998 to two-time World Champion, the Finnish flyer has racked up 151 starts in his 22 years on the tour, and last year finished eighth overall in the championship standings and passing the 1000points mark.

Known for his exceptional pace and qualifying prowess, he has won 13 Grand Prix, picked up 34 additional podium finishes and earned 25 career pole positions, which is third of all-time in the sport.

His first success came with a podium in Istanbul, Turkey in 1999, followed years later with his first qualifying pole in Portugal in 2006. A first career victory came in La Rochelle, France, during his first world championship winning year of 2007, winning the title again in 2010.

WORLD CHAMPIONHIPS: 2 / WIN: 13 / 2ND: 17 / 3RD: 17 / POLE POSITION: 25
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 160 / RACE STARTS: 147
DEBUT: 1998

Last Win: Harbin 2016 / Last Podium: 3-Abu Dhabi 2018 / Last Pole: Harbin 2016

CAREER INFOS

2022 - 12th F1H2O World Championship
2021 - 7th F1H2O World Championship
2019 - 9th F1H2O World Championship
2018 - 8th F1H2O World Championship
2017 - 6th F1H2O World Championship
2016 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2015 - 7th F1H2O World Championship
2014 - 4th F1H2O World Championship
2013 - 4th F1H2O World Championship
2012 - 4th F1H2O World Championship
2011 - 7th F1H2O World Championship
2010 - F1H2O World Champion
2009 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2008 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2007 - F1H2O World Champion
2006 - 8th F1H2O World Championship
2005 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2004 - 5th F1H2O World Championship
2003 - 10th F1H2O World Championship
2002 - 11th F1H2O World Championship
2001 - 9th F1H2O World Championship
2000 - 15th F1H2O World Championship
1999 - 11th F1H2O World Championship
1998 - F1H2O Rookie of the year
1998 - 9th F1H2O World Championship
1996 - 3rd F4 World Championship
1990 - SJ-15 Finnish Champion