Hakkinen to test for McLaren

Mika Hakkinen will drive a Team McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 car tomorrow in Spain. The former double World Champion will be helping Pedro de la Rosa and Lewis Hamilton with the work as the team waits for Fernando Alonso to be allowed to begin testing.

McLaren said that Hakkinen requested the chance to drive an F1 car again and added that it is happy to be able to draw on his experience.

In recent years Hakkinen has been competing in the DTM touring car series with Mercedes-Benz and he was recently signed up as an ambassador for Johnnie Walker.

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