Hakkinen continues Merc test

Former world champion Mika Hakkinen has continued his test in a DTM car at the Lausitzring in Germany on Wednesday as speculation continues about the possibility of him making a racing return in the touring car series

Hakkinen continues Merc test

The Finn has been invited to take part in the test by Mercedes-Benz and, although he was not won over by a previous test in the one of the cars back in 2001, he is believed to be seriously considering the chance of racing in the German championship.

Mercedes Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug has made it clear, however, that there is currently no contract in place between his team and Hakkinen - although he admits that there has been plenty of interest about the possibility.

"He [Mika] has lost nothing from his speed but there is no further agreement," Haug told news agency Reuters. "Mika has been following the DTM for a long time and it was always a point of talk during our cooperation.

"This season Mika became a real fan of the DTM, watching it on TV, and we offered him the opportunity to test the current C class. This has now happened at the Lausitzring where he was driving yesterday and today."

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