Hakkinen says no to F1 return

Mika Hakkinen, Italian GP 2001

Mika Hakkinen, Italian GP 2001 

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Mika Hakkinen has told Finnish journalists that he is happy in his retirement and does not wish to change. The World Champion of 1998 and 1999 is quoted in various Finnish newspapers saying that he is not planning to make a comeback in Formula 1 in 2005. Hakkinen quit the sport at the end of 2001 admitting that he did not want to hurt himself and wanted to spend time with his son Hugo as he was growing up. We understand that BMW Williams did have a chat with Hakkinen just to see if he was available but it seems that he has decided that he does not want to go back to the life of a Formula 1 driver.

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