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Where Does Mika Hakkinen Stand Among Formula 1’s Greatest Drivers?

Mika Hakkinen remains a part of modern McLaren history. Today marks 15 years since the Flying Finn earned his first Formula One world title, and alongside David Coulthard he forms the last partnership to deliver the Woking squad the Constructors’ title, in 1999. Hakkinen is rightly spoken of as a popular champion. He was incredibly quick and often delivered single-lap efforts which beggared belief, a fact exemplified by him featuring in the top 10 all-time lists for pole positions and fastest laps. A member of an exclusive club as twice F1 world champion, Hakkinen rightly earns his place alongside some of the greatest drivers the sport has produced. Is he unfairly overlooked when remembering the best drivers? Some point to the time it...

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