What is Mika Hakkinen Net worth, Salary and Brand Endorsements

Mike Hakkinen 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.

Mika Hakkinen in a file photo (image credits: twitter)
By Niranjan Shivalkar | May 19, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Mika Pauli Häkkinen popularly known as “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. Häkkinen began his career in karting at the age of five and achieved success by winning regional and national kart championships. He later won his first karting race in 1975 at the Keimola Motor Stadium where he raced in the regional karting championships in 1978 and 1979, winning the Keimola Club Championship in both years.

Häkkinen made his first test in a Formula One car with the Benetton team driving 90 laps around the Silverstone Circuit and set quicker lap times than regular driver Alessandro Nannini. He found it difficult to fit into the Benetton but liked the steering and throttle response. Häkkinen expected not to be offered a seat at Benetton and he decided to sign with the Lotus team for the 1991 season. Making his debut in the United States alongside teammate Julian Bailey, Häkkinen qualified thirteenth on the grid and suffered an engine failure on the sixtieth lap and was classified thirteenth.

Mika Hakkinen Net worth

According to the sources, Mika Hakkinen net worth is estimated around 30 million dollars. Hakkinen made most of his income during his Formula 1 career. After his retirement from the sport, he moved into driver management and even drove in the DTM series till 2007. The Finn was paid handsomely during his time at McLaren and during his Championship winning seasons. He also is sponsored by various brands like McLaren, Marlboro and Unibet etc.

Mika Hakkinen Salary

The details of how much the Finn was paid is not known but Hakkinen was paid a hefty amount during his time at McLaren and during his Championship winning seasons. His sponsorship with Marlboro helped him increase his wealth by featuring in their promotional campaigns. He is a brand ambassador for various companies alongside his driver management duties.

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Brand Endorsements

FAI Aviation Group
McLaren
Marlboro
Artisans de Genève
Unibet