Mika Pauli Häkkinen, also known as ‘The Flying Finn’ was born on 28th September 1968 in Helsingin Maalai Kunta, Finland. He was the Formula 1 World Champion in the years 1998 and 1999 with McLaren. Among the only three F1 drivers from Finland to win the world championship and the only one to do so on multiple occasions. Currently Mika Häkkinen works in driver management and is also a brand ambassador for various companies.
Andreas Nikolaus Lauda, i.e., Niki Lauda was born in a well-to-do paper manufacturing family in Vienna, Austria on February 22, 1949. His family’s social status proved both a nuisance and good fortune. Lauda became interested in motor racing not due to boyhood idolization of racing heroes, but rather from an intrinsic interest in automobiles.
The most extraordinary driver’s origins were most ordinary. Michael Schumacher was born on 3rd January 1969, near Cologne, Germany, six years before his brother Ralf, who would also become a Formula One driver of note. Unlike many elite drivers, Schumacher did not come from a wealthy family to back his career