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Mika Pauli Häkkinen , nicknamed "the Flying Finn", is a retired Finnish professional racing driver. He is the 1998 and 1999 Formula One World Champion, driving for McLaren and has been ranked among the greatest Formula One drivers in various motorsport polls. Häkkinen currently works in driver management and is a brand ambassador for various companies.

Häkkinen began his career in karting at the age of five and achieved success by winning regional and national kart championships. He progressed to car racing when he entered the Formula Ford and Formula Three series in Italy and the United Kingdom. After success in the series, Häkkinen entered Formula One in 1991 with the Team Lotus where he remained until 1992. The following year, he moved to McLaren as test driver before he was promoted to the race team following the departure of Michael Andretti.

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World Champion
1999
1998
Born
28 September 1968
Races
165
Wins
20 20/165 (12.1%)
Podiums
51 51/165 (30.9%)
Points Finishes
83 83/165 (50.3%)
Points
420

Teams (2)

McLaren
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
Lotus
1992
1991

Teammates (8)

David Coulthard, McLaren
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
Mark Blundell, McLaren
1995
Nigel Mansell, McLaren
1995
Martin Brundle, McLaren
1994
Ayrton Senna, McLaren
1993
Johnny Herbert, Lotus
1992
1991
Michael Bartels, Lotus
1991
Julian Bailey, Lotus
1991

20 Wins from 51 Podiums

2001 Flag of United States of America United States Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
2001 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
2001 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
2000 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
2000 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
2000 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
2000 Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
2000 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
2000 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
2000 Flag of France French Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
2000 Flag of Europe European Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
2000 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
2000 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
2000 Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1999 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1999 Flag of Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1999 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1999 Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1999 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1999 Flag of France French Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1999 Flag of Canada Canadian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1999 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1999 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1999 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1998 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1998 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1998 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1998 Flag of Austria Austrian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1998 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1998 Flag of France French Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1998 Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1998 Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1998 Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1998 Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1998 Flag of Australia Australian Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1997 Flag of Europe European Grand Prix McLaren 1st 10
1997 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1997 Flag of Australia Australian Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1996 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1996 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1996 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1996 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1995 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1995 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1994 Flag of Europe European Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1994 Flag of Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1994 Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1994 Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand Prix McLaren 2nd 6
1994 Flag of Britain British Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1994 Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4
1993 Flag of Japan Japanese Grand Prix McLaren 3rd 4