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Hakkinen Not Thinking About Retirement

Thursday April 26th, 2001

Two-time world champion Mika Hakkinen said he is not thinking about retiring from Formula One at the end of the season despite a slow start of his campaign.

Hakkinen, 32, has endured four disappointing first races in 2001, scoring only four points for the McLaren-Mercedes team. Meanwhile, team mate David Coulthard is tied in the lead of the championship with 26 points, having scored a victory in Brazil.

But Hakkinen dismissed the rumours about being affected by a lack of motivation, and said he is as good as ever.

"I'm surprised that these rumours keep popping up because there is no backing to them," he told Die Welt. "There is no truth in it. Whenever I or Michael - or any driver for that matter - suffer a bad race or string of races, then immediately people say that we can't do it anymore.

"I am still in as good a shape as ever, and am also as determined."



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