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Mika Hakkinen on Schumacher, Senna and recovery from injury

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He is regarded as one of the fastest drivers to ever grace an F1 racetrack, and arguably the rival Michael Schumacher feared the most. Not only was Mika Hakkinen’s commitment in a racing car absolute, particularly on a qualifying lap; he somehow came back from a horrifying accident at the end of 1995 not only to win races, but two world championships.

On this week’s episode of the official F1 podcast - Beyond The Grid, supported by Bose - we catch up with the Flying Finn to discuss his truly remarkable career, including that rivalry with Schumacher (on and off-track), “kicking Senna’s ass” on his McLaren debut in Portugual in 1993, recovering from the life-changing injuries he sustained in a crash in Australia in 1995, and the massive dedication and sacrifices it took to win the title twice…

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