At CM Helmets, we’re always looking to give every Formula 1 fan a chance to buy a full-size replica helmet of their favorite driver, whether it is a current racer or one from the past. In this case, we bring you the collection of helmets of one of the greatest Formula 1 champions in history, the one and only Mika Hakkinen.
The Finnish driver competed in Formula 1 from 1991 until 2001. He made his F1 debut for Lotus in 1991 and then competed for McLaren from 1993 until 2001.
With McLaren, Hakkinen was Ayrton Senna’s teammate in the final three races of the 1993 Formula 1 season. He achieved several podiums in the upcoming seasons, and his first victory came in his 96th F1 start, at the 1997 European Grand Prix.
🇫🇮 MIKA HAKKINEN #F1 STATS 🇫🇮
1️⃣9️⃣9️⃣8️⃣ & ‘9️⃣9️⃣ WORLD CHAMPION
2️⃣5️⃣ FASTEST LAPS
The Flying Finn 💨💨💨 pic.twitter.com/0fzgjudSBA
— Formula 1 (@F1) October 26, 2016
In 1998, Hakkinen fought against Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher for the World Drivers’ Championship and won the championship in the final race at Suzuka, after winning eight races in the year. In 1999, he fought another Ferrari driver, Eddie Irvine, and again sealed the championship at Suzuka, the final race of the season.
Hakkinen retired in 2001 with 20 wins, 51 podiums, 420 points, 26 Pole Positions, and 25 Fastest Laps.
You can see our collection of Mika Hakkinen helmets by clicking here.