Sandro Munari

Nationality Italian
World Rally Championship record
Active years 1973 - 1984
Teams Lancia
Rallies 36
Championships 1 (1977)
Rally wins 7
Podiums 14
Stage wins 91
Total points 7
First rally 1973 Monte Carlo Rally
First win 1974 San Remo Rally
Last win 1977 Monte Carlo Rally
Last rally 1984 Safari Rally

Born at Cavarzere, Veneto, Sandro Munari began rallying in 1965 and won the Italian Rally Championship in 1967 and 1969, adding the European Rally Championship title in 1973. In 1972 he won the Targa Florio sports car endurance race, partnering Arturo Merzario in a works Ferrari 312PB. Also in 1972 Munari claimed his first major rally victory, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in a works Lancia Fulvia.
He was to become synonymous with another of Lancia's rally icons, the Lancia Stratos, and the partnership of Italian car and Italian driver scooped a further Monte Carlo Rally hat-trick in the mid-1970s, among a total of seven World Rally Championship victories. Munari also won the 1977 FIA Cup for Rally Drivers title. Later in his career he competed with a Fiat 131 Abarth, finishing third at the 1978 Tour de Corse and sixth at the 1980 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire. His last WRC appearances were at the Safari Rally, which he contested from 1981 to 1984, but retired each time.

WRC victories

# Event Season Co-driver Car
1 16º Rallye Sanremo 1974 Mario Mannucci Lancia Stratos HF
2 3rd Rally Rideau Lakes 1974 Mario Mannucci Lancia Stratos HF
3 43ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1975 Mario Mannucci Lancia Stratos HF
4 44ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1976 Silvio Maiga Lancia Stratos HF
5 10º Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto 1976 Silvio Maiga Lancia Stratos HF
6 20ème Tour de Corse 1976 Silvio Maiga Lancia Stratos HF
7 45ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 1977 Silvio Maiga Lancia Stratos HF