Häkkinen: Webber has come along by leaps and bounds

Stephan Heublein

Mika Häkkinen may have hung up his F1 racing helmet in 2001, but the two-time world champion is still an avid follower of the series. The Finn is particularly intrigued by the current situation in the title chase: "The last three years in Formula One have been thrilling, but this season beats the lot. It's simply unbelievable that you've still got so many drivers in with a chance of the title at this stage. It's great for the sport."

Mark Webber in particular has impressed Häkkinen with his performance: "Webber has done a great job in 2010. He has come along by leaps and bounds, and he's also got the right mentality. There has definitely been a very positive turnaround here."