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Mika Hakkinen To "Take A Break From Racing"  
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Yesterday, Mika Hakkinen has announced that he is to "take a break from racing" for the 2002 season. The move is apparently influenced by the fact that he wants to spend more time with his family. The two time Formula 1 world champion will be replaced by the sensational Kimi Raikkonen. The young Finn is rumoured to be under a long-term contract with Mclaren.
Hakkinen has qualified in the 7th spot for tomorrow's Italian GP, after suffering a major crash during the qualifying session.

More info: http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines01/09/s6945.html

Do you think Hakkinen will really return to racing in 2003, as his press release implies?

LY744.



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User currently offlineToady From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 724 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

I supposed one could say that he's been "taking a break from racing" since the start of this season!  Smile

My guess is that he'll not return to F1.

Kimi Raikkonen in a McLaren? Oh boy! That's GREAT news.


User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Kimi Raikkonen???  Big thumbs up

Yay... I read about him in the Finnair "Blue Wings" inflight magazine this summer while flying to Finland. Good luck to him. Too bad Mika's taking a break... he possibly might be back, but you never know.

Kai



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User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

damn, Jacques would have been awesome in a McLaren. Stupid BAR...


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User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1323 times:

Mika won't return. I mean, who here really believe he's gonna return?

Also I'd like to add that this is excellent news. Seeing Mika losing everything, Michael winning everything, Mika quitting....ahh....this has been my favorite season ever. Though I'm not even interested in F1 :P

Joona



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