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Former F1 Champion Mika Hakkinen Returns to McLaren in Ambassador Role

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief McLaren announced the return of Mika Hakkinen to the team in a multi-year deal as a ‘partner ambassador’ role. The two-time Formula 1 champion (1998-99) piloted 130 grand prix for the Woking-based outfit, scoring 20 wins. The 48-year-old Finn competed nine years under McLaren and expressed his pleased he was to return to his “home.” “I’ve always considered...
Via Motorsports Tribune
March 16, 2017

Mika Hakkinen confirms Bottas negotiations

Valtteri Bottas' next step in Formula One will be known "in good time" before preseason testing begins late next month.That is the news from Mika Hakkinen, the former two-time world champion who is now part of his fellow Finn's management team.Hakkinen was speaking to the Finnish broadcaster MTV, amid strong rumors that Bottas has now been selected by Mercedes to replace the retiring...
Via FOX Sports
January 09, 2017

Alonso beats Hakkinen, Coulthard, Button and Vandoorne in F1 kart race

Three generations of McLaren F1 drivers recently competed in a race at Fernando Alonso’s go-kart course. Including Alonso, there were five drivers in total. Together, they accounted for five Formula One World Championships and 80 race wins: -- 1998-1999 World Champion Mika Hakkinen -- 2005-2006 World Champion Fernando Alonso -- 2009 World Champion Jenson Button -- Former F1 driver...
Via FOX Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

F1: Hakkinen slams crash-prone Maldonado

Mika Hakkinen has hit out at Pastor Maldonado, as the Venezuelan continues to divide opinion in the F1 paddock.The sheer number of incidents involving the Lotus driver has inspired the website http://hasmaldonadocrashedtoday.com/.Although the website didn’t register it as a crash, Maldonado’s latest contact occurred last time out at Interlagos with Marcus Ericsson.Maldonado hit back...
Via FOX Sports
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Twenty years on: Mika Hakkinen reflects on 1995 Adelaide crash

Exactly 20 years have passed since Mika Hakkinen almost died in a horrifying qualifying crash ahead of the 1995 Australian Grand Prix.It was the last race of the season, and the last to ever take place on the popular streets of Adelaide.MTV, a Finnish broadcaster, said the then 27-year-old Finn suffered a tire problem just before the fast Brewery Bend corner, hitting the wall sideways...
Via FOX Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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