Jolyon Palmer, Pascal Wehrlein Added to RoC Driver List

by Jake Kilshaw

Jolyon Palmer and Pascal Wehrlein will join forces at the Race Of Champions held at the London Olympic Stadium on November 20-21, for Team Young Stars in the ROC Nations Cup.

Both drivers made their Race Of Champions debuts at Barbados last year for Team Young Stars, and they join up once again in London later this month.

Palmer was 2015 champion of the GP2 Series and has been signed by Lotus F1 Team as their reserve driver for 2016.

“I’m delighted to be back at the Race Of Champions this year,” he said. “It was such a great event last year but as a Brit, being in London makes it even more special for me. It’s always a fun event, with some good competition of course and I really hope the fans enjoy it… I’m sure they will!”

Wehrlein, on the other hand, was crowned champion in DTM this year, having secured the title just a day before his 21st birthday. For the past year, he has been Mercedes AMG Petronas‘ reserve driver and is also aiming for a full-time seat in Formula 1. Last year, he reached the Race Of Champions Grand Final, before losing out to David Coulthard.

“I’m really looking forward to coming back for my second Race Of Champions,” he commented. “I enjoyed it so much last year in Barbados and I nearly made it all the way. Now I’ll try to win it this year after my fantastic season winning the DTM title.”

The pair join an incredible field of racing talent for this year’s event, which includes Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Tom Kristensen, Petter Solberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Mick Doohan, Jason Plato, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Sir Chris Hoy and many more.

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