How the driver who shocked Senna became an F1 legend

How the driver who shocked Senna became an F1 legend

Mika Hakkinen seized his moment to become one of F1's all-time greats - but it was a long time coming, says NIGEL ROEBUCK

It is a curiosity of our sport that some great drivers are unaccountably undervalued by history.

For all his achievements, Jack Brabham, I think, is one such, and another is Mika Hakkinen, until Fernando Alonso came along and became the only man to worry Michael Schumacher.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c