Mika Hakkinen articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Which former Formula 1 driver would make a good permanent steward? 23rd October 2008, 10:00

Following the recent spate of dubious penalty decisions involving Sebastien Bourdais, Lewis Hamilton (at Fuji and Spa) and Felipe Massa, many F1 drivers have voiced a desire to see a permanent stewards appointed. Ideally they would like one with relevant, recent Grand Prix experience. So who could fit the bill? Here’s a few potential names.

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated 9th September 2008, 13:00

Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly […]

Mika Hakkinen: How good was he? 15th August 2008, 13:00

Mika Hakkinen was the last driver to deliver a world championship for McLaren, winning the 1998 and 1999 titles back-to-back along with 20 Grands Prix. How do we now view his accomplishments, seven years after his retirement? Was he the radically quick racer who even Michael Schumacher had to give best to? Or a competent […]

100 F1 race winners part 9: 1993-2001 13th August 2008, 7:00

David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello, who scored their first wins in 1995 and 2000 respectively, are the first active drivers in this series looking at F1’s 100 race winners. Plus two famous one-hit wonder of the mid-90s: Jean Alesi and Olivier Panis.

Last-lap losers (p2/2) 5th August 2008, 11:00

Yesterday we looked at four races that ended with the leader losing the race on the last lap ?ǣ this after Felipe Massa came within three laps of winning the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend. Here are four more tales of woe involving Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen.

Spanish Grand Prix: memorable races 25th April 2008, 12:30

The response to my invitation for guest writers was fantastic and I’m very happy to share the first of these new articles today. Journeyer, a long-time contributor to the comments and Live Blogs on F1Fanatic, covers the history of the Spanish Grand Prix. Formula 1 has been around for 58 years now. With it goes […]

Ron Dennis doesn’t want a seat filler in 2008 5th December 2007, 7:00

I’ve read a lot of remarks by people who think that Ron Dennis will just stick any old driver in the second McLaren seat next year. The assumption seems to be that he’s already got Lewis Hamilton and all he needs and wants to do is stick a loyal but not super-quick number two in […]

20 day wait for Raikkonen’s title confirmation 27th October 2007, 14:52

The watching world will have to endure a 20 day wait to learn whether Kimi Raikkonen really has won the 2007 world drivers’ championship.

Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title 21st October 2007, 18:31

Kimi Raikkonen has become Finland’s third world champion by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. He is the 28th F1 world champion in 58 years. It comes after he finished runner-up in the 2003 championship (to Michael Schumacher) and in 2005 (to Fernando Alonso) His triumph puts Finland up to fifth among the countries that have […]

Video: F1 title deciders 17th October 2007, 9:00

Another chapter of F1 history will be written this weekend. Will it be a glorious celebration of a worthy champion? Or yet another of F1’s sensational championship controversies? Here’s a collection of 17 of the most memorable F1 title deciders on video – with the original commentaries where possible – from Fangio to Alonso…