H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique

Sami Selio - 11

TEAM: Mad-Croc Baba Racing
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 - Pontoon Mechanics
2 - Tony Sohlstrom
3 - Roberto Moliterno
4 - Viktor Nyholm
5 - Michael Jenkins (radioman)

Jarno Happonen (mechanic)
Niilo Selio (mechanic)
Mika Uusi-Simola (staff)
Matti Viippo (staff)

GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 150
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 2
CAREER PODIUMS: 46
CAREER POINTS: 974
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 143 starts in his 20 years on the tour, and last year finished third overall in the championship standings.

Known for his exceptional pace and qualifying prowess, he has won 13 Grand Prix, picked up 32 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: 16 / POLE POSITION: 25
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 150 / RACE STARTS: 147
DEBUT: 1998

CAREER INFOS

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

2017 DRIVER GALLERY
2016 DRIVER GALLERY
2017 DRIVER NEWS
September 19, 2017
SELIO AIMING TO HIT BACK IN LIUZHOU
Tuesday, 19 September: Sami Selio heads to China for the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Liuzhou [29 September-1 October] looking to hit back in the title race and make up for the points dropped last time ...
F1H2O
August 13, 2017
JOUSSEAUME AND SELIO TO START
Sunday, 13 August, HARBIN (China): Both Amaury Jousseaume and Sami Selio were back in action today after their dramatic exits in yesterday’s BRM Qualifying and will be on the start line for the ...
F1H2O
April 22, 2017
SENSE OF DÉJÀ VU FOR SELIO AHEAD OF BRM QUALIFYING!
Saturday, 22 April, Portimao (PORTUGAL): Finland’s Sami Selio heads into the weekend with a severe sense of déjà vu with weather disrupting the schedule as he bids for a second ...
F1H2O
February 23, 2017
THIRD WORLD TITLE IS REALISTIC TARGET SAYS SELIO
Thursday, 23 February: Finland’s Sami Selio revealed his plans for 2017 at last week’s Helsinki boat show and the clear message from the two-time champion was that a third world title is ...
F1H2O
2016 DRIVER NEWS
December 16, 2016
TORRENTE WINS IN SHARJAH - CHIAPPE CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION
Friday, 16 December, SHARJAH, (UAE): Shaun Torrente did everything he possibly could in his bid to win the world title with a superb victory in the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah, but it was the man ...
F1H2O
December 6, 2016
UIM F1H2O WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP SET FOR SPECTACULAR SEASON-FINALE
Tuesday, 6 December: The UIM F1H2O World Powerboat Championship is set for a spectacular season-finale with back-to-back races in the United Arab Emirates and five drivers from France, USA, Finland, ...
F1H2O
December 1, 2016
COULD HISTORY BE ABOUT TO REPEAT FOR SAMI SELIO?
Thursday, 1 December: There will be a sense of déjà vu for Sami Selio and all inside the Mad Croc BABA Racing camp as they prepare for the final two races of the season in Abu Dhabi on ...
F1H2O
September 13, 2016
FINN SAMI SELIO ‘FLYING’ AGAIN
Tuesday, 13 September: Despite a sluggish start to 2016, Sami Selio’s last two outings in Portugal and China have reignited his title challenge with the ‘Flying Finn’ now up to ...
F1H2O
September 4, 2016
SAMI SELIO WINS FIRST GRAND PRIX IN HARBIN!
Sunday, 4 September, HARBIN (China): Finland's Sami Selio didn't make the same mistake twice, as he charged from his pole position off the start dock and went wire to wire winning the 60 lap fourth ...
F1H2O
September 3, 2016
BABA RACING DUO SELIO AND ROMS PULL OFF SENSATIONAL ONE-TWO IN BRM QUALIFYING
Saturday, 3 September HARBIN (China): Two-time World Champion Sami Selio led his team to a brilliant one-two qualifying effort at the Grand Prix of Harbin in the Q3 Top-Six Shootout session of the ...
F1H2O
September 2, 2016
DRIVERS BECOMING DESPERATE FOR SUCCESS IN HARBIN THIS WEEKEND!
HARBIN, China – 2 September, 2016 – With a total of six drivers still in the fight for the world title on the 2016 UIM F1 H2O World Championship tour, two-time World Champion Sami Selio ...
F1H2O
July 31, 2016
SELIO BOUNCES BACK TO TAKE SENSATIONAL POLE IN PORTUGAL
Sunday, 31 July, PORTIMAO (Portugal): Finland’s Sami Selio silenced his critics with a brilliant return to form on the Arade River in Portimao to take pole position for this afternoon’s ...
F1H2O
May 3, 2016
SELIO HOPING FOR WIND OF CHANGE IN EVIAN
Wednesday, 4 May: Finland’s Sami Selio is hoping for ‘a wind of change’ when teams line up in Evian for round 2 at the Grand Prix of France in July, referring to his disastrous ...
F1H2O
February 17, 2016
SELIO READY AND SET TO FIGHT FOR TITLE
Wednesday, 17 February: Finland’s Sami Selio says he is ready and set to fight for the world title when he kicks off his 19th season in the F1H2O World Championship at the opening race of the ...
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