Mika Häkkinen

Born in Vantaa in September 1968, Mika first got behind the wheel of a kart at the age of five.

He won several Scandinavian championships before moving to Formula Three.

Then in 1991, Mika was given a chance to drive for Lotus in Formula One.

It took seven years to win a world championship, clinching the title in the Japanese round of the 1998 season, but Mika was still determined to do better – so he did.

After a difficult 1999 season, he secured his second world title.


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