Vettel and Hakkinen among undisclosed frontrunners for next Race of Champions


The Race of Champions, which traditionally features clashes between the most renowned drivers on parallel courses, on identical cars, and on a knockout system, will be contested for the second time on the snow and ice of the Pite site. Havsbad, Sweden, a hundred kilometers from the Arctic Circle.

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The next edition will take place on January 28 and 29, 2023, and will once again bring together the stars of the wheel, from various and varied automotive disciplines such as F1, endurance, rallying, World RX or even American series such as the NASCAR or Indycar.

The first names for this 2023 edition have been announced, including Sebastian Vettel, who will compete there in his first event as a retired F1, and the Finnish double world champion Mika Häkkinen.

Among the other drivers already announced, we will mention the multiple world Rallycross champion Johan Kristofferson, who will evolve on his Swedish soil, but also the champion of the W Series Jamie Chadwick, or Petter and Oliver Solberg, rally champions (father and son ).

The ROC Nations Cup will be contested on Saturday 28, and will pit teams of two drivers per nation against each other, followed by the Race of Champions, where the drivers will compete individually.

« I can’t imagine a better place for my first race after retiring from Formula 1 than the Race Of Champions, » explained Sebastian Vettel. This will be my 11th participation, and I always come back because it’s a special event, and so much fun.

I don’t have much racing experience on snow and ice, so the learning curve was very steep in Sweden earlier this year – and I had a very pleasant surprise when I reached the individual final against Sebastien Loeb.

Now I can’t wait to get back and give ROC style ice racing another chance and hope to help Team Germany win another Nations Cup title. »

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