Mika Hakkinen ' 1998 and 1999 World Champion ' Formula 1 Signed Photograph Autograph £45.00
This is an In Person signed Colour 12" x 8" Photo of the retired Finnish Formula 1 Racing Driver and former World Champion.
Mika Pauli Hakkinen (born 28 September 1968 in Vantaa in the Helsinki metropolitan area) is a Finnish racing driver and two-time Formula One World Champion. After success in karting and a near win at the 1990 Macau Grand Prix, Hakkinen joined Lotus in 1991 where he remained until 1992. Hakkinen joined McLaren as a test driver in 1993 initally as a backup for Ayrton Senna and took on the responsibility of race driver after Michael Andretti was dismissed by the team after that year's Italian Grand prix. In 1994, he became the lead driver after Senna left to join Williams. Following a life-threatening injury during qualifying for the 1995 Australian Grand Prix, Hakkinen made a considerable improvement in 1996 and took his first victory at the 1997 European Grand Prix. Hakkinen won back to back titles in 1998-99. 2000 saw the year that Hakkinen conceded the title to Schumacher with 2001 yelding two victories and the announcement of a sabbatical that later turned into retirement. After retiring from Formula One, Hakkinen has driven in the DTM series where he won three races with Mercedes before retiring in 2007.