Back in 1988 when nobody knew who Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen was – their karting race at Liedolsheim.
Both drivers in less than 10 years, Schumacher and Hakkinen battled each other for championships in Formula 1.
Schumacher debut at Jordan wasn’t as he wanted but in a short time Schumacher showed his class after joining Benetton, winning two F1 titles in a row.
In the other hand, Mika Hakkinen partnered Ayrton Senna at McLaren, even Senna was surprised with Hakkinen’s speed.
Years later, Schumacher joined Ferrari, Hakkinen was at McLaren, their battles from 1998 until 2001, will be remembered forever, F1 fans really miss those times.
Hakkinen was able to win with McLaren in 1998 and 1999, Ferrari couldn’t match McLaren back then.
In 2000, finally Ferrari made a promising car in which Schumacher was able to start and win the championships, he dominated the sport for five years in a row!
At the end of 2001 Mika Hakkinen retired from F1, replaced by his compatriot Kimi Raikkonen.
Schumacher remained in F1 for another five years until 2006, eleven-years with the Maranello, managed to win 5 F1 titles.
In 2010 Michael came back in F1 to drive for Mercedes team, but the car wasn’t capable to stay in front, but in those three years at Mercedes, helped the team to make a winning car for a new era.