H2O Racing
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Sami Selio - 11

TEAM: Red Devil - SMC F1 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 - MIKA UUSI-SIMOLA (RADIOMAN)
2 - ARNE ROMS (PONTOON MECHANIC)
3 SHYAM SUNDAR (PONTOON MECHANIC)
4 - RAULI UUSI-SIMOLA (PONTOON MECHANIC)
6 - DAVE BUSH (OTHER MECHANIC)
7 – RICCARDO HOFFMAN (OTHER MECHANIC)
8 - MARKO MAKINEN (MEDIA)
9 – MERITA MAKINEN (MEDIA)

WEBSITE: www.samiselio.com
DEBUT: 1998
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 179
RACE STARTS: 165
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 2
BEST OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: 1
BEST RACE FINISH: 1
BEST QUALIFYING POSITION: 1
CAREER PODIUMS: 50
WIN: 13
2ND: 19
3RD: 18
CAREER POINTS: 1069
POLE POSITION: 26
LAST WIN: Harbin 2016
LAST PODIUM: 2 - Lake Toba 2023
LAST POLE: Harbin 2016
PROFILE

SAMI SELIÖ moved on from being crowned Rookie’ of the Year in his debut season in 1998 to becoming a two-time World Champion (2007 and 2010). The flying Finn has racked up 164 starts in his 26 years on the tour and finished 12th overall in the championship standings in 2022, passing the 1000 points mark in the process. In 2023, he finished the season ninth in the rankings and will be the lead driver of the new Red Devil SMC-F1 Team in 2024.
Known for his exceptional pace and qualifying prowess, he has won 13 Grand Prix, picked up 37 additional podium finishes and earned 26 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. The Finn’s last podium came in Indonesia (second place) at the start of 2023.

CAREER INFOS

2023 - 9th F1H2O World Championship
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