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Mika Hakkinen Teaches Captain Slow to Drive - Top Gear - BBC

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Mika Hakkinen trains Top Gear's very own Captain Slow, James May, how to drive at high speeds on a loose surface in Finland. Subscribe for more awesome Top Gear videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Topgear Top Gear YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/topgear TopGear.com website: http://www.topgear.com Top Gear Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topgear Top Gear Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBC_topgear This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.
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Kevin Prior (23 hours ago)
I wonder if Hakkinen has a share in the Mercedes F1 team
Kevin Prior (23 hours ago)
Is that Finnish?.... Yes! Is this Finnish?.... Yes! Is that Finnish?.... No! Love it
Szczerbix aka Szczerbson (1 day ago)
That Mercedes sounds damn brutal
Andréa S. (2 days ago)
Mika got better looking. Men age like wine.
SiMoN SeZ (3 days ago)
The Mika Hakkinen's, The Micheal Schumacher's, The Ayrton Senna's, ..these guys were legends in their own right. Being world champions in the most intense races and battling determined opponents at 300 Kms/Hour and still smile at the end of it all..takes a lot of doing. Mika's Mercedes was tuned to belt out engine music while rallying..That was some car mate. Maybe had 50,000 to a 100,000 quid worth of tech under the bonnet...a total beast.
RYAN BAS3L (4 days ago)
I’m mainly Finn and this gave me something to be proud of aside from saunas
mester Manchester (3 days ago)
The Usain bolts of driving. 😂
manofknowledge1000 (5 days ago)
the only way you could possibly become good at cricket starting age 25 is if God himself was guiding you. If someone was to pull off such a feat it would be proof of our creator to the sheep minded and cause a great awakening.
SlyRecon (5 days ago)
"Jes"
waw jonne (6 days ago)
If Mika had a long hair, he would look like Dave Mustaine
Sleepy (6 days ago)
You never hear of racing drivers from NYC eh? It’s always from places like Canada, Aussie, Finland, Vermont
mester Manchester (3 days ago)
Should give the city car thieves a chance. 😂
Forbes Hutton (6 days ago)
Gets training with Mika Hakkinen and Jackie Stewart and he's still crap.
Mr MEMé (7 days ago)
Ha I love Mikka here, he's really into the top gear Cynicism 😁😁😁
Wade (7 days ago)
10 years later, I still think this mercedes was one of the best looking models they made for C class series.
LoneW0lf11 (7 days ago)
"Yes"
P V (7 days ago)
i totally agree AVG in Finland Brilliant In World
Eye Open (9 days ago)
Bill oddey flew
M G (9 days ago)
As someone who took up cricket for the first time at about 23, he is 100% correct. It is too late to learn to be any good. The judgement and muscle memory of the movements isn’t there
Lets Talk (9 days ago)
YES!...........
Hemath kumar (13 days ago)
"You were the only driver ...you really feared.."
jerrythemailman (13 days ago)
4:22 boards of canada
Unknown Ceilings (14 days ago)
they
Jasper Nolan (16 days ago)
Hes like the finnish steve irwin of cars
Brian Pereira (17 days ago)
Anyone know the song at the start though?
Emir Aizat (17 days ago)
wow he look like pavel nedved
devotion4music (18 days ago)
Two of my favourite persons together. My god the amount of awesomeness..!
Viper 2010 (22 days ago)
Whats that music when it introduces Mika driving that merc at 0:13
Tristan Laing (28 days ago)
The response to "I like to have the air vents on my car all pointed the same way, is that Finnish" is one of the all time great moments of TG.
The Gaming Commitee (29 days ago)
What's the music at around 3:30?
Ilpo Pulu (1 month ago)
What an Legend! Thank you Mika!
S (1 month ago)
Always played as Hakkinen on Ps1's Formula 1 97'. West Mercedes car looked badass.
sajlent (1 month ago)
I can, indeed.
LHAutomotive (1 month ago)
He looks so scared when James was driving
Robin (1 month ago)
Damn I want that rally Merc 190
Geno Geno (1 month ago)
9:02 what's the name of the song?
Zack E (1 month ago)
3:33
TheSuperQuail (1 month ago)
Is that why they call it the Finnish line?
Prison Mike (1 month ago)
As a finn who's done folk racing (jokkis / jokamiesluokka) I find this after all these years one of my favorite bits from the good old Top Gear
Baran Şenyüz (1 month ago)
what car is that?
not left blank not left blank (1 month ago)
3:26 The look on Mika's face!
not left blank not left blank (1 month ago)
Is it time for a 10 year anniversary to see if Captain Slow has gotten any faster after another 10 years of exposure to fast cars?
Alex Ace (1 month ago)
My grandmother always said to me: "If you have nothing nice to say, dont say anything at all"
Joy Nomad (1 month ago)
What's the background music here?
SlCKB0Y (1 month ago)
"so, where did you learn car control ?" "in my mother's womb"
Ainke (1 month ago)
Yes
Bartholomäus (1 month ago)
Excellent classic top gear episode! Love it!
Simon Steffen (1 month ago)
he's never been that excited or happy ever again.
Bob Lewis (1 month ago)
I can and have driven both over the years, left and right hand drive but I HATE having to drive on my brakes, as I was taught to drive by my mum who learnt to drive in the same place at the exact same time as her Majesty the Queen, on a 3 ton, crash box, British army truck up on chocks at Camberley during WWII.. She (my mum!) taught me to practice double declutching long before I went out on the main road, as well as how to change gear smoothly, clutchless (up and down - not easy). Came in very useful in two different vehicles when the clutch wouldn't release and I managed to limp home without much issue - over thirty miles in one case. Automatics are OK, but you are just NOT involved in the real driving process and the car's transmission is useless for balancing the car which can only be done effectively with the bakes ... Yuck!
Bob Lewis (1 month ago)
Reason he's called Mika ... He's always taking it ... The Mika I mean! 😂
soager009 69 (1 month ago)
Cup of hot reindeer blood. 😁
danmar007 (1 month ago)
Poor James. Even after getting lessons from Mika and Sir Jackie Stewart he's still mostly the slowest. :-) BUT, that's why he drove the Veyron - twice - and the Porsche 917 this week. Go Captain Slow!
Guy the aviator (1 month ago)
"Give it a small Scandinavian flick" -Richard Hammond
pb (1 month ago)
0:30 can someone tell me what is that song I forgot its name
pb (1 month ago)
nevermind found it :)
Batkesig Mishigbazar (1 month ago)
damn that driving skill, love mika,
kdmq (1 month ago)
Imagine Senna was still alive and tried to teach May, "They will tell you to be smooth, don't listen to them, put in your all God will keep you on the road."
Junat raiteilla (1 month ago)
On
HAL 9000 (1 month ago)
That's alot of Volvos
Eric Wilsey (1 month ago)
I wipe with my right hand, is that Finnish?
jere järvelä (2 months ago)
Its actually true that we finns start to drive cars very young in fields and ice like i had one of those since i was 9
Scott Clarke (2 months ago)
He’s going through the left hander 😂😂😂
Des (2 months ago)
BWOAH
KarlJ (2 months ago)
Can you teach me to be finnish-fast? - "Aikännindid!"
boiledelephant (2 months ago)
6:25 "It has 200hp." wat
TheAmbientUniverse (2 months ago)
Years worth of comments down here and not one reference to chromakey dreamcoat
Musique61414 (2 months ago)
Fear the Finns. I'm a Canadian hockey player, and yes, I know.
KoivuTheHab (2 months ago)
I crashed with a motorbike on that track they were on with Mika, glad to still be alive. That kid ran him off the road pretty bad, wasn't even going for side to side contact...
Vivek Joseph K (2 months ago)
"That girl next to me should be doing her maths homework" 😂
Sweggin Beggin (2 months ago)
The fins are basicaly American Europeans
Matthew Ellul (2 months ago)
Is that finish... Lool
assassinuke (2 months ago)
Has anyone noticed that the licence plate says blyat
Abercrombie Shelmerdine (2 months ago)
Look, guys, I'm a bit late to the Mika game, I've just started my binge watch, but I can already safely say I love this man.
not left blank not left blank (2 months ago)
The look on Mika's face at 3:27 is priceless.
equiman85 (2 months ago)
James May wouldn't like Mexicans.
Chloe Hennessy (2 months ago)
If all the world did this. Racing in crap cars on gravel and blacktop from the time you could see over the wheel the roads would be much safer. Because people could control their vehicles so much better.
Auto Ændy (2 months ago)
That is not rally, it's auto cross.
Rasheed Khan (2 months ago)
My favorite F1 driver.
Isak Rapp (2 months ago)
almost all scandinavian youngsters start drifting and driving there cars around mountain and coutryroads. but we have to so we can handle the winters here :D
patjoethebaker (2 months ago)
What’s the name of the song at 0:31??
TheRandomNPC (2 months ago)
Perkele
Maximilian Lee (2 months ago)
Guess I’m moving to Finland 🇫🇮
cha yan (2 months ago)
Any Finnish here, would love to go to Finland just for this, any suggestions
ZsebtelepHUN (2 months ago)
One time beating the most successful driver, one time beating Eddie Irvine.
LoC (2 months ago)
Finns are awesome
Christophe De Sloover (3 months ago)
5:55 no James, that’s called OCD 😇
trini13archer (3 months ago)
I wish I learned how to drive like this growing up!! Great stuff.
Veigo (3 months ago)
When Mika Häkkinen got retarted?
Arsenio Vasquez (3 months ago)
Look at how Mika chills...😆
Quoverlord (3 months ago)
2:14 BwoAH
Ed in Burgh (3 months ago)
Bloody hell, it WAS Bill Oddy! LOL!
cowboy0212 (3 months ago)
Finland is great
matthias michel (3 months ago)
Me : Mika would you go with bmw or Mercedes ? Mika : Yes !
Lieutenant Dude (3 months ago)
NANI! KANSEI DORIFTO!!!
self couching (3 months ago)
who knows the BGM ?
sikaerkki666 (3 months ago)
only fun fact that is true in this video is that finns got more world champions in rally and f1 ever
Paistin Lasta (3 months ago)
Hämeenlinna perkele
Baron von Limbourgh (3 months ago)
MIKAAAAA!!!!!!!!! My hero
Hannah Miyamoto (3 months ago)
What kind of racing includes running other cars off the road? Thats like driving in a demolition derby, not a stock car race.
Starigniter Wanders (3 months ago)
00:35 is May immitating Murray Walker?
Trailing Arm (3 months ago)
Fantastic video. Loved Mika Hakkinen in his racing prime: faster than Schumacher I thought but not quite as consistent. Finnish sisu has been described as "ice in the belly": Example: what is the motto of Finn Air pilots? A. "We always land." Regarding rallying, Finland is a bit like Wales: not much to do or many facilities to do it in so you have to make your own entertainment. The landscape - plus farm boys' experience of mechanics - makes dirt bikes and rally/motocross viable options. James May wasn't bad either, considering his previous form!
Ethan Rivas (4 months ago)
Mika vs The Stig
sukka 1 (4 months ago)
Nobody: Finnish car control: SKRRRR!