We spent much of the last weekend with the Flying Finn as he visited India to promote his Never Drink & Drive campaign. We had the former World Champion on our Facebook Live show as well on our podcast and yes, we did #JoinThePact in Hakkinen’s presence. Have you? (Here’s where you can: https://www.liveinstyle.com/johnniewalkerthejourney)
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In this week’s special episode, we get Mika Hakkinen to review the 2017 Formula 1 Season, his views on the current superstar drivers (Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen, etc.) and what he believes the future of his Finnish compatriots (Bottas and Raikkonen) will be. Also, what does he make of Fernando Alonso’s quest to be the “world’s best racer”?
Apart from the current season, we discuss Hakkinen’s career – his first win and what was his reaction when he lost most of his trophies to a house fire in 2008! Finally, is a McLaren team management role on Hakkinen’s mind, and outside of Formula 1, who is his most challenging rival? Tune in!
Mika Pauli Häkkinen (Finnish: [ˈmikɑ ˈhækːinen] (About this sound listen); born 28 September 1968), nicknamed “The Flying Finn”, is a Finnish former racing driver. He was the 1998 and 1999 Formula One World Champion, driving for McLaren and has been ranked among the greatest Formula One drivers in various motorsport polls. Häkkinen is one of three Formula One drivers from Finland to win the World Championship and is the only Finnish driver in history to win it on multiple occasions. Häkkinen currently works in driver management and is a brand ambassador for various companies.