Tag Archive: Mika Hakkinen

Aug 10

Hakkinen replaces Button at McLaren for Monterey Motorsport Reunion

The American event is being held on the 17-20 August

Hakkinenautographs2490McLaren has announced Jenson Button has been withdrawn from driving Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1974 Formula 1 World Championship-winning McLaren M23 at the Monterey Motorsport Reunion and replaced by Mika Hakkinen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen rejoins McLaren

“I’ve always considered McLaren to be my home in Formula 1” – Mika Hakkinen

2017-03-16 - Double world champion Mika Hakkinen rejoins McLarenMcLaren is delighted to announce that double world champion Mika Hakkinen will take up the position of Partner Ambassador with immediate effect, in a multi-year deal.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Recharged Rosberg using Spa ‘like a clean slate’

With F1 returning to action at Spa
2016-07-08-Friday-0062 Nico Rosberg says he’s keen to put the opening half of the 2016 F1 championship behind him and wants to use the Belgian Grand Prix as a fresh start in his bid to slash Lewis Hamilton’s points lead. Read the rest of this entry »
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May 26

McLaren celebrates its Formula 1 heroes and history with 50th anniversary campaign (+video)

On May 22 1966, Bruce McLaren started a Formula 1 race in a chassis bearing his own name for the very first time

The overweight and under-prepared M2B car only lasted nine laps before retiring with an oil leak, but the New Zealander had made his mark.

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Dec 12

Daniel Juncadella is Stars & Cars Champion of 2015

First time ever at Stars & Cars

2015-12-12 - Mercedes-Benz, Stars & Cars 2015, Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart, Nico Rosberg, Mick SchumacherDaniel Juncadella wins debut competition at the Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart in run-off against Pascal Wehrlein. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 27

The results are in: Fans vote for six more drivers to claim the final grid slots at Stars & Cars 2015

The VIP field of entrants at Stars & Cars 2015 in the Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart is now complete

2015-10-13 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Stars and cars The motor racing fans have decided: The field of drivers for Stars & Cars 2015 is complete. 16 drivers will take part in the shoot-out on Saturday 12 December.

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Apr 16

A ninth consecutive participation in the largest sporting event in the country

The Formula Tour 1600 again at the Canadian Grand Prix program

2014-06-08_0027The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA is pleased to announce a ninth consecutive participation of North American drivers Formula 1600, the program’s most important sporting event in the country, 5, 6 and 7 June. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 07

McLaren and Johnnie Walker take to the streets of Edinburgh

A grand prix around the streets of the Scottish capital, surely not?

In golf, they call it the ‘19th hole’ – the clubhouse where weary players convene to swap stories and share a drink or two at the end of a day on the fairway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 26

Bottas’ managers play down Ferrari ‘rumours’

Valtteri Bottas’ managers have played down rumours linking the on-form Finn with a move to Ferrari.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 04 Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport reported this week that, perhaps in view of replacing its current Finn Kimi Raikkonen in 2016, Ferrari has made exploratory advances towards 25-year-old Bottas in recent days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

McLaren gives Alonso deadline for 2015 decision

McLaren has warned Fernando Alonso he is running out of time to commit to the British team for the 2015 season.

2014-06-08_0887 Media reports in the last days have suggested the Spaniard, whose five-year stint at Ferrari appears definitely over, has now decided to re-join McLaren to spearhead the team’s new works Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 16

Montezemolo confirms Alonso leaving Ferrari

Luca di Montezemolo has admitted Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari.

2014-10-05_0199 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The Spaniard’s falling out with the Maranello team and recent dissolving of his contract is an open secret in F1 circles, but it is yet to be officially confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

Bianchi crash and politics overshadow Sochi preparations

Bernie Ecclestone has argued consistently that F1’s first visit to Russia should not be mixed with the country’s political situation.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 2 F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport’s latest destination. That is not just because the Russian grand prix is controversial in the shadow of the Ukraine conflict, with president Vladimir Putin slated to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

F1 withholding video ‘to protect Bianchi’ – report

Mere days after the Suzuka race, F1 authorities are continuing to withhold official video footage of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.

2014-06-04_0348 So far, despite widespread reports that the sport’s commercial rights holder FOM did film the incident with its high definition trackside cameras, the footage has not been released. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Show goes on but F1 still thinking of Bianchi

The teams and drivers may have leapt 8,000 kilometres from Suzuka to Sochi, but Jules Bianchi remains in the minds of the entire F1 world.

IMG_4100 As was and is still the case with F1 legend Michael Schumacher, protagonists and pundits are now turning to the opinions of external experts to know more about the predicament the talented 25-year-old Frenchman finds himself in. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 30

Honda delay could thwart Alonso switch – report

It has stirred real fears that McLaren could dump its protege Kevin Magnussen after just a single season

2014-01-16_0495 The high uncertainty surrounding Fernando Alonso’s future could be connected with rumours emerging from the Honda camp.

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Sep 25

Vettel speaks up as Alonso rumours keep burning

Fernando Alonso is the man on everybody’s lips this week in the world of formula one.

2014-07-04 - 99014 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Musing the recent departure from the great but currently-troubled Ferrari of its long-term president Luca di Montezemolo, former F1 driver and champion Mika Hakkinen said: “Nothing is forever. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 05

Struggling Vettel not racing Ricciardo’s chassis

But Vettel will be using an entirely different ‘Suzie’ at Monza

2014-07-04 - 99025 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel’s ‘new’ Red Bull chassis for Monza and beyond is not the one used to such good effect by on-form teammate Daniel Ricciardo in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 05

Sorry Lauda keeps opinion about Rosberg crash

At Mercedes, the apologies are flying around like so much shattered carbon fibre.

IMG_2291 Contrite after his run-in with teammate Lewis Hamilton at Spa, Nico Rosberg at Monza revealed that boss Niki Lauda also said sorry for his harsh criticism in the heated moments after the explosive Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Teammate war ‘valuable’ for F1, Mercedes – Haug

F1 should thank the warring Mercedes teammates for their spicy championship battle in 2014.

2014-05-04-0060 That is the view of Norbert Haug, the former Mercedes chief who is today removed from the stresses that his successors Toto Wolff, Paddy Lowe and Niki Lauda are facing as they manage the imploding relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 29

Teen Verstappen ‘not ready’ for 2015 debut – Hakkinen

“In no case is a driver ready for formula one at 16 or 17”

F3 - Max Verstappen Mika Hakkinen has added yet another disparaging response to the news Max Verstappen will make history next year as by far F1’s youngest ever driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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