WATCH: Outqualifying Senna and THAT Spa overtake – 10 moments of Hakkinen brilliance


With the enforced lull in racing this year we've had plenty of time to look back at some classic Grands Prix and reflect on some of the superstars of the sport's past. And today, we are remembering the best moments from one of F1's fastest Finns, Mika Hakkinen.

Hakkinen started 161 races in Formula 1, making his debut in 1991 for Lotus before joining McLaren, initially as a test driver before he made the step up to the race team.

And in the video above we remember Mika's best bits, including his first race weekend for McLaren when he stunned Ayrton Senna by outqualifying the Brazilian master at the first time of asking.

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Other highlights in the video above include his mature performance in just his third race, and a masterclass in overtaking as he scythed through the field in the 1999 Austrian Grand Prix, at the same venue that will host this season's first race in early July.

There's also plenty of action from Hakkinen's two World Championship wins in 1998 and 1999, including the best battles with his old sparring partner Michael Schumacher – and yes, that move at Spa from the Belgian Grand Prix is there, so hit play in the video above, and enjoy...

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