Mika Hakkinen will return to the world of racing

Mika Hakkinen will return to the world of racing

April 11, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The two-time world champion of Formula 1, who is now the ambassador of McLaren, is going to return for the wheel of the car of the brand in the ten-hour race in Suzuka. This writes the publication F1news.

Mika Hakkinen left F-1 in 2001, after which he took part in the DTM body series. The GT Asia Series stage in China in 2013 ended his racing career. However, in 2017, he became ambassador for McLaren and will now go to the race of the Intercontinental GT Challenge series, held in Japan.

The team from Woking said that on August 25 of the current year, the Finn will be driving a sports car McLaren 720S GT3 at a familiar Formula-1 autodrome. Katsuaki Kubota and Hiroaki Ishiura will be his teammates.

In addition, he refreshed his memories in 2018, having swept the track on MP4 / 13. It was here that he first became a world champion. “I have many good friends in Japan. I would like to express my deep gratitude to Katsuaki Kubota and the company Mobilityland, for this wonderful project,” – commented the driver.