Mika Häkkinen gears down in Jamaica

Mika Häkkinen gears down in Jamaica

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Topics: Auto Racing, Sports

Retired Finnish racer Mika Häkkinen, the two-time Formula One champion and formidable rival to the dominant Michael Schumacher – regarded as the best driver the sport has ever seen, recently visited Jamaica to rev up support for the Johnnie Walker “Join the Pact” campaign against drinking and driving. Mika made a public appearance on November 1 at Emancipation Park, where he spoke about the campaign alongside local drivers Doug Gore and Andre Anderson, and also signed autographs.

Mika Hakkinen (centre), two-time Formula One champion, poses for a photo with ace Jamaican drivers Doug Gore (left) and Andre Anderson (right).

Join The Pact is a global movement spearheaded by Lewis Hamilton and Mika as they solicit signatures from across the globe at www.jointhepact.com .

The Hall of Famer and Michael Schumacher’s greatest rival in the 1998-2000 Formula One Championships, was named a Responsible Drinking ambassador for McLaren sponsor, Johnnie Walker, in November 2006 and has since been promoting the social cause.

Mika has been actively spreading the message for greater personal responsibility and highlighting the dangers of drinking and driving in more than 13 countries across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia.

“In the simplest form, responsible drinking means that people need to be accountable for their own safety and that of those around them,” said Mika in a press statement.

“This means not drinking alcohol on an evening out if you are planning to drive. There are so many options available whether it is appointing a friend to be the designated driver, booking a taxi or using public transport for your journey home. It may sound simple, but unfortunately there are still people who think it is acceptable to drink and drive and I am determined to do all I can to help change these attitudes.”

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