Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas claimed sixth place in the overall results during his latest foray into rallying in his native Finland. Bottas uses rally driving to remain sharp away from Formula 1 and has participated in the Arctic Lapland Rally since 2019.

Bottas, driving a Citroen DS3 WRC, finished sixth overall in the event, 3:48 down on rally victor and former WRC podium finisher Juho Hanninen.

Bottas was again co-driven by the experienced Timo Rautianen, who won 30 rallies and two world titles alongside Marcus Gronholm.

He was third in the LK6 class, which featured only four entrants, with the rally taking place across seven icy and snowy stages, reduced from the planned 10 courses. He finished fifth in 2019 and ninth last year.

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