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September 28, 1968 (55)
Mika Häkkinen is a Finnish former professional racing driver and two-time Formula One World Champion, known for his victories in the 1998 and 1999 seasons with McLaren. His career in Formula One, spanning from 1991 to 2001, is distinguished by 20 Grand Prix wins and 51 podium finishes.
Throughout his career, Häkkinen’s driving prowess was showcased across various circuits around the globe. Notable achievements include his first Formula One win at the 1997 European Grand Prix and a memorable victory at the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, where he executed one of the most celebrated overtakes in Formula One history.
Häkkinen’s career was marked by significant collaborations and rivalries that shaped the era of Formula One he competed in. His partnership with team McLaren, under the leadership of Ron Dennis, and alongside teammates such as David Coulthard, contributed to the team’s achievements and development. His rivalry with Michael Schumacher is often cited as one of the most defining and respectful in the sport’s history. Collaborations with engineers and designers like Adrian Newey played a crucial role in developing the competitive cars Häkkinen drove. These relationships, both competitive and collaborative, were central to Häkkinen’s career and the evolution of Formula One during his active years.