Jimmy Von Weeks, Badger’s deputy Editor had the ride of life when stepped inside the Johnnie Walker Caparo, being driven by none other than Mr Mika Hakkinen, the double F1 World Champion.

Badger Craig, Ben, Adam and Jimmy with Mika and the Caparo

The car itself is essentially a road-going F1 car and looks quick when parked up, but Jimmy got to go flat out on the track at Goodwood with the Finnish legend (aka the man that took on Schumacher and won) for a thrilling experience.  The best bit, those clever folk at Johnnie Walker had a camera onboard, so here’s video footage for you all to enjoy!


Mika is a thoroughly nice chap and he is the ambassador for the “Never drink and drive” campaign that’s been run by Johnnie Walker for several years now and seems to be really enjoying his post-F1 lifestyle.  Jimmy also interviewed Mika to find out more about his time in F1 and how he fills his days (when he’s not driving folk around in bonkers cars) of ‘retirement’ from one of the world’s greatest sports.

Look out for the full interview with Mika, here on Badger over the next couple of days – follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with other articles on the site too.

Johnnie Walker also run a campaign called “Step Inside the Circuit” where fans get the chance to see some quite brilliant footage of Jenson and Lewis at McLaren, behind the scenes and experience the glamourous world of F1 in a way never done before – see more here: Step Inside the Circuit

Read our exclusive Mika Hakkinen interview here