LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9 Posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2052 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.
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2034 times:
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.
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
Joona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2025 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