It isn’t the most successful partnership in the history of F1. That accolade goes to Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. But it is the longest. David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen were team-mates for 99 grand prix weekends.
Mika, with his cool Finnish poise, his flaxen blonde hair and flat-out foot-to-the-floor commitment, was the perfect foil for DC. Every year the Scot told the world, “this was his year”, but it was usually Mika’s….