It has been announced that Mika Hakkinen will join compatriot Valtteri Bottas in the 2022 Race of Champions. 

In September, it was confirmed that Bottas was to compete in the event for the first time when it takes place in Sweden in February next year.

The Alfa Romeo-bound driver says that doing so is a career goal that he has always had.

“It is the first time I am joining that race,” Bottas is quoted by GPFans.

“I have always wanted to do it but either with the calendar or location, timings haven’t worked out.

“Actually, it is next door to Finland where I am going to be at some point in the winter so I can combine those and it should be really fun on ice and snow.

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