Finland has produced some of the best racing drivers in the world. Greats like Keke Rosberg, Mika Häkkinen, Kimi Räikkönen and others are well-known in Formula One, and the world rally championship has seen giants like Ari Vatanen, Tommi Mäkinen and Juha Kankkunen.
For so small a country to produce so many dominant figures in motorsport is astonishing . . . or it was, until I found this video clip of crashes during Finnish rallies over the past few years. I recommend watching it in full-screen mode. With carnage like this, it's amazing to think that anyone finished the races at all! Furthermore, those who did finish - and win - them were the ones who went on to become better and better, and ultimately break into international racing. They learned the hard way, so to speak.
I guess those who survived that background thoroughly deserved their later success!