Dvostruki svjetski šampion u Formuli 1, Mika Häkkinen, početkom prosinca postao je otac. Tim povodom Mercedes AMG mu je poklonio unikatno dječje sjedalo rađeno po standardima formule jedan.
Sjedalo je obloženo izmjenjivom kožnom presvlakom kakva se koristi u formuli, obojenom u bojama momčadi. Dodatne plastične ručke, koje omogućuju nošenje djeteta također su u srebrnoj boji. Na svaki uočljivi dio sjedalice, utisnut je znak Mercedes AMG-a.
Mika Hakkinen was quoted as saying the following: "It's been really exciting ... my head is spinning and I didn't even remember to check how tall the boy was."
Despite the jibes that Mika and Erja Hakkinen may name their child Albert, because it is thought he may have been conceived at the Australian Grand Prix, the proud parents have decided on a very different name for their first child.
Hugo, as he will now be known, takes the name of a McLaren sponsor (Hugo Boss) after all, but it is very unlikely that this is the reason behind his name!
Hakkinen Jr. is likely to be the centre of attention when he does make his first appearance at a race, although Erja is expected to stay at home in Monaco for at least the first three long-haul destinations.