It has been announced today that former Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has been announced as the latest addition to this year’s Race Of Champions.
The four-time F1 champion will join a host of motorsport stars for the 2015 edition which will be hosted at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on the 20-21 November.
Vettel has an excellent record competing at the Race of Champions after claimed the ROC Nations Cup for Germany in his debut year in 2007 partnering Michael Schumacher. The pair retained the trophy for six consecutive years eventually losing their grip on the title in 2012.
He joins a long list of stars preparing for this year’s event, including nine-time Le Mans 24 Hors winner Tom Kristensen, FIA World Rallycross champion Petter Solberg and reigning ROC champion David Coulthard.
In an interview with the media today, Vettel is clearly delighted that he is joining the ROC line up this year and wants to be successful as possible in order to win at the event. Vettel stated the following:-
‘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.’
It is clear that Vettel is happy to have signed up for the ROC this year and that he enjoys taking part in the event. Even though Michael will not be there with him driving; he will miss him and will want to bring success home from the event for him, himself and also for Germany. I hope that Vettel has a successful event and that he is able to do what he wants to do this season and bring success home that he craves.