Hakkinen closes in on Schumacher with Barcelona win


On this day in 1999, Mika Hakkinen's dominance continued at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona where the Finn clinched his second consecutive victory, closing in on Michael Schumacher in their intense battle for the drivers' championship.

McLaren celebrated a remarkable 1-2 finish, with David Coulthard securing second place. However, Coulthard's pit stop proved to be a comedic mishap as he overshot his crew, adding a bit of self-inflicted drama to the race.

Unfortunately, Jacques Villeneuve's fortunes took a nosedive. Despite an impressive start where he overtook the Ferraris, the BAR driver's hopes were dashed when his crew struggled to replace a loose wing.

As if that wasn't enough, his gears broke while attempting to leave the pits, leaving him stranded on a day full of misfortune.