Vettel and Schumacher primed for Race of Champions
Current Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel and seven time world champion Michael Schumacher are gearing up for what is set to be a fierce battle at the Race of Champions in Dusseldorf this weekend.
The champions traditionally pair up for the RoC Nations Cup, having won for four consecutive years, but this year the crowd are set to see both drivers on the absolute limit to win the coveted Champion of Champions accolade.
For Vettel, an overall win would round off his fantastic year as F1 world champion for the second year running: "I have won the ROC Nations Cup four times and I am very happy with this result.It's very similar to the constructors' championship in F1 where you fight together for one target. But I certainly have the ambition to win the individual Race Of Champions as well..."
It may seem as if Schumacher is just there for the ride when he says "celebrating with Sebastian has become a very fun thing to do, so I am totally fine with us winning the ROC Nations Cup again – the problem then usually is the party afterwards which kind of compromises the next day a bit..."
But, knowing his approach to driving, it's a pretty safe bet that he'll be going hell for leather round the custom track to gain the ultimate crown and stop Vettel from reigning supreme.
Both drivers will be up against some stiff competition, as we reported earlier this month, so who will win is still anyone's guess.