Mika Hakkinen – The Flying Finn and McLaren Return to Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Monterey, CA–For the second successive year, two-time World Formula 1 champion Mika Hakkinen will be back at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to meet with guests, sign autographs and drive exhibition laps. Last year, he was demonstrating McLaren’s first-ever world championship car, the legendary M23 that took Emerson Fittipaldi to the 1974 drivers’ title.

Photo By Ken Weisenberger

This year he will be behind the wheel of the F1 GTR, McLaren’s groundbreaking 1993 foray into the road car market.

Hakkinen will be keeping a hectic schedule in Monterey and will be on and off-track making appearances. His first drive in the F1 GTR is Friday, Aug. 24, at 12:50 p.m. And almost immediately afterward at 1:15, he’ll jump out, remove his helmet and race to the Paddock Stage where he will be interviewed and engage with the audience. He returns to the track at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday for another 15-minute session.

For more information on the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion or to purchase advance tickets, visit WeatherTechRaceway.com or call 831-242-8200.