Mika Hakkinen says the return of a McLaren-Mercedes partnership to Formula 1 will only be a benefit to the Woking squad and the sport as a whole.
McLaren and Mercedes were partners from 1995 to 2014, with three drivers' titles, a constructors' championship and 78 of the team's 182 grand prix victories delivered in that time.
Hakkinen was responsible for two of those drivers' titles, in 1998 and 1999, and all 20 of his grand prix victories were secured in a McLaren-Mercedes.
Having taken supply from Honda and Renault in the time since, McLaren failed to recapture their former glories and have sought another change, which the Finn hopes can finally take the team back to the top.
"It is very satisfying to see McLaren return to a position of relative competitiveness, and this week's news that they use Mercedes engines from 2021 onwards is very significant," Hakkinen wrote for Unibet.
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