Haakeninen’s 1982 Finnkart can be yours for $12k+ (ish)
Ex-Mika Häkkinen, Ronnie Peterson Memorial Championship-winning Kart
- 1982 Finnkart Chassis, Chassis no. 466
- 85cc SF A1 Engine
- Not driven since 1983.
- Sold by Finnkart’s proprietor: Petri Pirkola, who supplied it new to Mika back in the 80’s
- Offered with Mika’s signed certificate of authenticity
Karting has long been recognised as a gateway to success at the highest levels of international motor sport; many past Formula 1 World Champions started their careers in karts, as did the current title holder, Lewis Hamilton. This Finnkart was driven during 1982 by Finland’s twice Formula 1 World Champion, Mika Häkkinen.
Born in 1968, Häkkinen first raced karts when he was only five years old and won his first race in 1975. In 1981 he claimed his first major title: the Finnish Karting Championship (85cc Formula Mini Series) and moved on to the Formula Nordic 100cc class for 1983. He won that championship in his debut season and dominated the class for the next few years before moving on to Formula Ford in 1987, Formula 3 in 1989 and Formula 1 in 1991.