“He did not get the credit he wanted from Mercedes”- Former world champion thinks Valtteri Bottas will thrive at Alfa Romeo

Valtteri Bottas signed a multi-year contract with Ferrari-backed Alfa Romeo after spending five years with the Silver Arrows. Mika Hakkinen also known as “the Flying Finn” believes that Valtteri Bottas will excel in his new environment with Alfa Romeo. Bottas…

“I’ll tell you what I really really want!”: Throwback to Christian Horner’s wife undressing Mika Hakkinen at the unveiling of the 1997 McLaren F1 car

In one of the most bizarre yet memorable car reveals ever, the world-famous ‘Spice Girls’ unveiled the 1997 McLaren MP4/12.  In the ’90s, the Spice Girls were arguably one of the most popular music groups on earth. Their popularity skyrocketed…

“I don’t believe the results will change:” Former F1 Champion insists Michael Masi was correct with his lap decision at the Abu Dhabi GP

Mika Hakkinen believes F1 race director Michael Masi was correct with his decisions during the last lap of the Abu Dhabi GP.  A lot of current and former F1 drivers have criticized the way Michael Masi handled the closing stages…

“If Formula 1 was a tennis match I would say that it was ‘advantage Hamilton’”– Mika Hakkinen backs 7-time-world champion to lift F1 title in 2021

Former two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen uses a Tennis metaphor to declare that he believes Lewis Hamilton is at the front foot. Before the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, it seemed Max Verstappen was just a step away from wrapping the…

“Lewis Hamilton loves a challenge, it gives him extra focus”: Former F1 World Champion advices Max Verstappen to refrain from trying to intimidate the Mercedes driver

Mika Hakkinen feels that Max Verstappen trying to intimidate Lewis Hamilton is a bad idea as it just pushes the latter to work harder.  2 time F1 Champion Hakkinen, recently criticized Verstappen’s driving at last week’s Sao Paolo GP.  The…

“5 million dollars for 5 races?!”: Former McLaren member reveals how Ayrton Senna raced for them on a $1 million race-by-race deal; threatened to walk off if failed to pay

3 time F1 Champion Ayrton Senna charged his team a million dollars per race in 1993 according to the former McLaren operations director.  The late great Senna reportedly gave the McLaren accountants a very hard time with his demands back…

“Kept Max Verstappen’s Red Bull behind” – Former champion Mika Hakkinen proud of compatriot Valtteri Bottas’s emphatic Turkish GP win

“Kept Max Verstappen’s Red Bull behind” – Mika Hakkinen considers the Turkish GP victory to be the best of Valtteri Bottas’s career. Valtteri Bottas has long lived under the shadows of his champion Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. But in Istanbul,…

“That made him totally mad”– When rookie Mika Hakkinen antagonized Ayrton Senna

“That made him totally mad”– When McLaren’s novice Mika Hakkinen annoyed Ayrton Senna back in 1993 and how the Brazilian reacted. Ayrton Senna was undoubtedly a mystique figure in Formula 1; winning three world championships and winning 41 races across…

“We’ve decided to make up for lost time”– Mika Hakkinen to run historic McLaren F1 cars at new Velocity Invitational

“We’ve decided to make up for lost time”– Mika Hakkinen to run historic McLaren F1 cars at the Raceway Laguna Seca this year. McLaren has announced that it will run a wide array of classic Formula 1 cars at Velocity…

“It is always best to avoid the other guy”– Mika Hakkinen advices Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen how to avoid collision in races

“It is always best to avoid the other guy”– Mika Hakkinen suggests to Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen that it is best to avoid contact. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s collision in Italy is the biggest talking point in Formula…