More on Monterey Car Week, Including Mika Hakkinen Driving Emmo’s McLaren

Monterey, CA — It all gets underway tomorrow (Aug. 11) with the Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion and builds to its conclusion Aug. 20 with the Pebble Beach Concours.

F1 car and driver from different eras will meet at the MMR. Photo: MRLS 

If you missed our Monterey Car Week Guide & Map email sent Tuesday, you can still get (and share) it online. And come visit with us Aug. 15-16 at our booth at Automobilia Monterey or find Senior Writer Tom Stahler and Publisher Mike Silverman trackside in Vendor Row during the Aug. 18-20 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Two-time Formula One champion Mika Hakkinen (just yesterday tapped to fill in for Jenson Button) will drive Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1974 world championship-winning McLaren M23 at the reunion.

The Flying Finn” drove 130 grands prix for the McLaren team between 1993 and 2001, winning 20 of them, and taking two Drivers’ World Championship titles (1998 and 1999). Hakkinen’s on-track battles against Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher are part of F1 folklore.