Mika Hakkinen: A Finn still flying

Mika Hakkinen: A Finn still flying

The double world champion shows no sign of slowing down – even after more than a decade out of F1. He talks to Jonathan Noble about his busy – and contented – lifestyle

There was a time when an interview with Mika Hakkinen was not the work of the moment. While he was locked in the intensity of life as a top-line F1 driver, gunning for world championship glory against the might of men like Michael Schumacher, simply extracting more than a few customary words during a sit-down chat with the Flying Finn was a pretty big achievement.

Time has moved on.

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