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?