Mika Häkkinen

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Mika Pauli Häkkinen (Finnish: [ˈmikɑ ˈhækːinen] (listen); born 28 September 1968), nicknamed "The Flying Finn", is a Finnish former racing driver. He was the 1998 and 1999 Formula One World Champion, driving for McLaren. He is one of three Formula One drivers from Finland to win the World Championship, and is the only Finnish driver to win it more than once. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mika Häkkinen has received more than 1,826,763 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Mika Häkkinen is the 35th most popular racing driver (up from 36th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Finland (up from 37th in 2019) and the most popular Finnish Racing Driver.

Mika Häkkinen is most famous for being a Finnish racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Among racing drivers, Mika Häkkinen ranks 35 out of 888Before him are John Surtees, Mike Hawthorn, Mario Andretti, Jean Todt, Roland Ratzenberger, and Helmut Marko. After him are Lella Lombardi, François Cevert, Phil Hill, Fernando Alonso, Denny Hulme, and Valentino Rossi.

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Among people born in 1968, Mika Häkkinen ranks 11Before him are Felipe VI of Spain, Hugh Jackman, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Naomi Watts, Guy Ritchie, and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. After him are Didier Deschamps, Timothy McVeigh, Lucy Liu, Davor Šuker, Marine Le Pen, and Kylie Minogue.

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Among people born in Finland, Mika Häkkinen ranks 35 out of 509Before him are Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865), Mauno Koivisto (1923), Helene Schjerfbeck (1862), Tom of Finland (1920), Kyösti Kallio (1873), and Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804). After him are Hjalmar Siilasvuo (1892), Hannes Kolehmainen (1889), Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (1865), Eliel Saarinen (1873), Aleksis Kivi (1834), and Mauritz Stiller (1883).


Among racing drivers born in Finland, Mika Häkkinen ranks 1After him are Kimi Räikkönen (1979), Ari Vatanen (1952), Henri Toivonen (1956), Hannu Mikkola (1942), Jarno Saarinen (1945), Juha Kankkunen (1959), Tommi Mäkinen (1964), Rauno Aaltonen (1938), Markku Alén (1951), Mika Salo (1966), and Timo Salonen (1951).

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