Three active drivers from Formula 1, plus numerous motorsport legends: the Race of Champions is once again attracting prominent names this year. From a German point of view, the focus is on Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher, who will start in the individual and national rankings.
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+++ Nations competition is the beginning +++
The Race of Champions is divided into two days. While the Nations Cup will be held on Saturday, there will be individual driving on Sunday.
+++ Vettel, Schumacher and Co. at the start +++
With Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher, two active drivers from Formula 1 will be at the start in the freezing cold of Lapland. The two German drivers also compete together in the national competition. In addition, with David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen, two absolute motorsport legends want to do it again. Valtteri Bottas should also have taken part, but the Finn canceled his start. Emma Kimilainen stands in for him.
+++ This is how the Race of Champions works +++
At the annual event, the best motorsport stars from Formula 1, World Rally Championship, Nascar & IndyCar Series and the X-Games compete with identical vehicles on the same courses. There will be an individual and a national competition. The knockout system creates a lot of excitement here, because the race of champions is over for the losers of each duel.