Hakkinen about racing without fans: "it's good that F1 takes the initiative"

01-05-2020 19:17
by GPblog.com
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Hakkinen about racing without fans: it's good that F1 takes the initiative

Mika Häkkinen tells in the Unibet podcast what it's like to race without an audience. Häkkinen says he liked the lack of an audience sometimes, especially when David Coulthard is your teammate.

Start of the season

The former McLaren driver is happy with the initiative of Formula 1 to go racing without an audience. “There’s no doubt about it, there are a lot of people in the world to see F1-cars on the grid. Ofcourse the teams can’t wait to put the cars on the track and start the action.”

According to the Häkkinen, it is only logical that Formula 1 will start without fans in the stands: “The grands prix are going to be with empty grandstands. The cameraman have to be really smart on how they show this Grand Prix. It’s going to be a challenge.”

Coulthard flags

The Finn jokes about his own experience with fans, especially those of David Coulthard: "It has a plus and minus. In my case David Coulthard was my teammate. Once you're on the track and you see all the Coulthard flags I thought: no thanks!"

Häkkinen does say that he prefers to see races with fans, because he loves to experience the passion of the fans. "But of course as a driver you stay focused on the session", concludes the two-time world champion.

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