Two-time Formula One world champion Mika Hakkinen comments on the 2018 British Grand Prix in his post-race column for Unibet:
“There are three things that were happening at that corner. First Kimi could see a gap and he was trying to position his car in the best way possible to go for it and create an overtaking opportunity if possible. Secondly, he was trying to keep in touch with team mate Sebastian Vettel, because he could see that if he didn’t make up some ground, Vettel would be gone. Finally, Kimi had a slight problem with that corner anyway, as far as I could see; he locked a wheel a couple of times during the race, and I wouldn’t say the car was doing everything he asked of it at that point on the track. So, the bottom line is that Kimi’s collision with Lewis was an accident, and it was just made more controversial by the fact that this was Lewis’s home race, in front of his Silverstone crowd.” – the Finnish former professional racing driver explained.
Regarding the Maranello team’s positive first half of the season, Mika Hakkinen added: “Ferrari continues to lead both World Championships after the weekend and, although I never drove for that team, I competed against them for many years and can make some comment about their strength.
Clearly, they have a lot of experience, but on top of that they do not behave like a normal car manufacturer in Formula One, because they have the ability to react very quickly to problems. They have the technical and financial resources to do this. They really go for it, and the way they have closed the gap to Mercedes is impressive; a huge amount of work over the past two or three years. This is what makes Ferrari such a tough competitor. You can never relax when they are pushing to catch you, and at the moment they have a very strong package, and maybe even an engine which is as good as or better than the Mercedes. You can also see the evidence of this from the performance of their customer teams which are using the 2018 engine – Haas and Sauber.”
“Next stop is Germany, and I am looking forward to being there. It’s exactly 20 years since I won the Grand Prix in Hockenheim, so I have pretty good memories of it. Let’s hope the race is as exciting as Silverstone!” – Mika Hakkinen concluded.