Mika Hakkinen

Double F1 champion praises Alonso for Canada heroics despite poor race

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen was left marvelling at the tremendous efforts of Fernando Alonso during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. At 40 years of age, and for the first time since 2012, Alonso put his car on the front row when he mastered the changing conditions to qualifying second behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

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Double F1 champion emphasises one key strength Mercedes have over Ferrari and Red Bull

Double world champion Mika Hakkinen has sided with Mercedes on the “porpoising” and bouncing debate, asserting that safety is paramount. Mercedes’ George Russell and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz have called for action to be taken on the phenomenon brought out by the new technical regulations this year before someone gets hurt. Russell’s team-mate, Sir Lewis Hamilton,

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Double F1 champion believes Hamilton didn’t deserve Driver of the Day award

Double Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen reckons Sergio Perez was the best overall performer during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, not Sir Lewis Hamilton. Perez started the race in Baku second behind Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc after out-qualifying team-mate Max Verstappen for the third time this year. The Mexican then took the lead into Turn One

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Double F1 champion tears into Ferrari after Monaco debacle

Double F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen affirms that no amount of technical improvements will cover over the “human factors” that cost Ferrari victory in Monaco last weekend. Ferrari have developed an unfortunate reputation for making strategic errors in recent years, and the errors popped again on Sunday when they appeared to panic in changing conditions.

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Ex-F1 world champion explains why he’s not overly impressed with Russell

Double Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen has revealed that he has been impressed with George Russell’s consistency, but maintains that fortune has slightly skewed the perception of relative performance. Russell has adapted well to life at Mercedes since joining from Williams over the winter, out-qualifying team-mate Sir Lewis Hamilton once and out-racing him twice.

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Mercedes warned ‘sensitive’ Hamilton could be irritated by Russell

Mika Hakkinen has described Sir Lewis Hamilton as a “sensitive person,” and warns that he could therefore end up feeling antagonised by the presence of George Russell. Russell is the sixth team-mate that Hamilton has had since the beginning of his Formula 1 career in 2007, and his relationships with them have proven a mixed

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