The Flying Finn is back! Back with McLaren that is. As a former driver for the folks in Woking and a champion, the team have a terrific ambassador back in the role he’s excelled at since leaving Formula 1 as an active driver.
Woking with Mercedes over the years, Mika has provided some terrific content and insight and re-joining McLaren is a natural even without the Mercedes engine supply that propelled him to two world titles.
“Returning to McLaren was an easy decision for me – I’ve never really lost contact, and I still know a lot of the hard-working men and women there from my eight-and-a-bit seasons with the team. Mika said:
“I’m also really looking forward to working with Zak, who owns one of my race-winning McLarens from 2001.
“We’ve spoken about how we can work together, and I can see that he’s putting in place the building blocks needed to help McLaren get back to the front.
“I’ll be collaborating closely with him during the exciting years ahead.”
Sure, I was a Schumacher fan in those days but I have always had a tremendous affection for Mika and considered him one of the more misunderstood and delightful champions in F1. I love his sense of humor and his approach and McLaren are making a very good move bringing him back.
Hat Tip: Autosport