Sebastian Vettel joins the 2015 Race of Champions. He has previously competed alongside other German drivers to win the Nation’s Cup, however, the four time Formula 1 world champion has never won the Individual Trophy.
Between 2007 and 2012, Vettel, partnered with Michael Schumacher won the Nation’s Cup six times for team Germany. The pair collected more Cups than any other driver since the competitions inception.
“It’s brilliant news that Sebastian will join us at this year’s Race Of Champions at London’s former Olympic Stadium.” Commented ROC President, Fredrik Johnson. “When he raced at Wembley in 2007 it was still a year before his first F1 grand prix win but it was clear to everyone watching that they were in the presence of something special – not least when he beat World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm in his own rally car.”
Vettel, who is now a Scuderia Ferrari driver will be hoping to collect the one trophy not in his collection.
“I’m looking forward to returning to the Race Of Champions, which I’ve enjoyed competing in since my Formula 1 debut in 2007. It is going to be very exciting to race cars in the Stadium that hosted the 2012 London Olympic Games.”
“Of course I’ll miss having Michael as my team-mate this time but I’ll try my best to bring the ROC Nations Cup trophy back to Germany and to win my first individual ROC title. That is one trophy that is still missing from my collection…”
The Race of Champions returns to the city that hosted his first nations cup win. The competition
which will take place on the 20 and 21 November, will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in London.
The competition has already seen some high profile signings with Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen, World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and ROC title-holder David Coulthard all confirming their presence at this years event.