This Wet DTM Lap Of Spa Proves Why Mika Hakkinen Is A Racing Legend

After taking two world titles in Formula 1, Mika Hakkinen spent some time in the DTM series - here he is wrestling a Mercedes touring car around a very wet Spa-Francorchamps back in 2005

Remind me later

The video above was Hakkinen’s pole position lap from the Spa-Francorchamps DTM race weekend in 2005. After leaving F1 at the end of 2001, Hakkinen spent a little while away from racing before returning through the DTM series.

From 2005 to 2007 he raced for Mercedes in the touring car championship, driving a V8-powered AMG C-Class DTM. He had a best finish in the standings of fifth in 2005 and won three races during his time in DTM.