Once, long ago, the hills and valleys of every racetrack in the world resounded to the chant of “Mika Häkkinen! MIKA HÄKKINEN!” to the tune of Middle Of The Road’s ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’.
Don’t know it? Do a quick search on Spotify. Back yet? Ah yes, you do know it.
Anyway, we digress. For a period at the end of the 1990s, Mika Häkkinen was the fastest, most exciting, most exhilarating grand prix driver on the planet.
Of course, we’re biased – he won two world championships and 20 grands prix for McLaren, so why shouldn’t we be?
Still, let’s be honest, given the choice between being a dashing, laconic, ironic, and hyper-quick racing driver and, well, pretty much anybody else, who wouldn’t want to be Mika?
If you’re still in any doubt, take our quick’n’fun Mika quiz to find out just how enjoyable everyday life would be as Mika Häkkinen…