Mercedes-Benz previously announced that Mika Hakkinen, two-time Formula 1 world champion, would be coming back for the final race in the International Le Mans Cup, in Zhuhai, China.
The champion’s return comes after spending four years away from the cockpit, and this time he will be getting behind the wheel of the SLS AMG GT3. ”
“This is challenging for me, because I’ve never done it before,” said Hakkinen. He also adds that this experience will be “very different from Formula 1 or DTM cars, but also very easy to drive and very consistent.”
While this may be a temporary return, Hakkinen did mention that if all goes well, he may come back again for next year’s race.
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- By: Alexandra Koken