Hakkinen to ‘probably’ test McLaren again

Thu, 19 April 2007, 04:12

McLaren’s former twice world champion Mika Hakkinen says it is possible that he will return to the wheel of a Mercedes-powered formula one car for another test at some point in the future.

But the 38-year-old Finn, once again preparing to drive for the German engine manufacturer in the DTM touring car category this year, revealed in an interview that there are currently no talks about a test with McLaren boss Ron Dennis.

“(Dennis) always keeps the door open though,” Hakkinen told the news agency Sport-Informations-Dienst.

“I will probably test again but I do not know when or where,” he added, after testing for a single day in the recent winter off-season at Barcelona in Spain.

“It will be necessary to wait.”

Hakkinen also said he enjoyed the test and would have provided useful data for the team, “but of course I would have preferred to have ended the day as the fastest driver.

“However, that would have been unrealistic,” he added.

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