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F1 ICONS: Alfa Romeo's Valtteri Bottas on fellow Finn and double world champion Mika Hakkinen


Alfa Romeo's Valtteri Bottas is a huge fan of hockey, coffee, and cycling – but F1 eclipses all of those for the Finn. In this exclusive feature, the 10-time Grand prix winner explains in his own words why compatriot and two-time F1 champion Mika Hakkinen is his F1 Icon...

Finland is a unique place to grow up. It’s a slow culture, but it produces fast racing drivers. It’s a quiet place, but we love the roar of engines. There’s pure water, pure air, great schools, it’s safe, and growing up there was pretty ideal. You appreciate the simple things in life.


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