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Old 4th June 2004, 14:46   #1
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"Former double World Champion Mika Hakkinen, of Finland, has called a halt to rumours he might return to Formula One with the BMW-Williams team in 2005.

Finnish newspapers Iltalehti and Turun Sanomat suggested the 'Flying Finn' had commenced talks with BMW and would test a FW26 car later this summer period.

Hakkinen, now 35, claims he is "happily retired."

He left the sport in late 2001 citing a desire to spend more time with wife Erja and new baby son Hugo. "I wanted to see Hugo grow up," he said at the time.

"Also I didn't want to hurt myself - I thought it's not worth it any more."

Hakkinen showed up in the Monaco paddock last season with more than 10 kilograms of extra weight on-board, but his visit in 2004 proved a leaner, meaner Mika."


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Hakkinen was the only neck to neck competition to Schumi!
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Stratos,
I feel that Villeneuve too is a good racer who can go neck to neck with Schumi.
It was awesome to see MS-Mika battles. Very evenly matched!
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Quote[/b] ]I feel that Villeneuve too is a good racer who can go neck to neck with Schumi.
Yes Shravan, I totally agree with you. I hope JV doesnt screw our last and final hopes of an atleast interesting 2005..
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Always told u guys,
Mika and kimi wud never leave ron,

And since PS u think 05' will be good with JV,
lol now ill pray he does not come back
just ruining ur hope lol
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Good, naaah.. I know it cant be good, But.. Interesting.. I mean JV drives real F1 like he's playing EA Sports Formula 1 game.. So friggin' exciting.. . He can make a Rally driver proud (the way he gets that back end out and still manages to stay on track)
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PS bad news for you JV said he has no offers for 05'

1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has poured scorn on rising speculation he has already organised a return to Formula One next season with BMW Williams.

"I don't have any offers," the French- Canadian, 33, told La Presse.

He added: "I've never negotiated anything."

Villeneuve, whilst visiting his own trendy Montreal restaurant (New Town) on the weekend, also denied recently stopping off at Sir Frank Williams' Grove factory.

Jacques, however, does dream of racing a Ferrari.

His father, Gilles, died at the wheel of a scarlet single-seater at the age of 32, so the move to Maranello 'would ensure some continuity,' said a fit Jacques.

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