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Mika Hakkinen to Race with Mercedes SLS GT3

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Ex Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen will be driving a Mercedes SLS GT3 in the 6-hour race at Zhuhai on 13 November.

The Finn will be a guest driver as a Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador and will race at the season finale of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup on the Chinese track with Mercedes-Benz DTM driver CongFu Cheng and Lance David Arnold.

Hakkinen’s most recent race appearance took place on 14th October 2007 when he drove an AMG Mercedes C-Class in the DTM season finale at Hockenheim. Between 2005 and 2007, he competed in 31 DTM races for Mercedes-Benz, securing three wins, three pole positions and eight podium finishes.

Come to think of it, maybe that’s what Michael Schumacher should have done instead of returning to F1 after retiring. He could have done the same for Ferrari. But he chose to go back and, well, become a big failure.

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Mika Häkkinen: “It’s a great honour for me to be able to contest the first SLS AMG GT3 race in China. Although I’ve visited China many times, I’ve never raced there, which is why I’m really looking forward to Zhuhai. It will be a tough race in a competitive field, but I’ll do my best for Customer Sports Team AMG. Of course, being a guest driver in such a line-up should be a lot of fun, especially in the SLS AMG GT3. It’s a great customer motorsport vehicle which is both fast and extremely good-looking.”

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