These Are The Familiar Faces Competing In The Race Of Champions This Weekend – WTF1

These Are The Familiar Faces Competing In The Race Of Champions This Weekend

One of our favourite events from the winter break is the Race Of Champions. It’s been going for YEARS; like seriously, the first event was back in 1988, and it always provides excellent entertainment! We also love it as all our faves across various motorsport disciplines get involved.

This year is no exception, with plenty of big names participating in the Swedish event! Here are some familiar faces you might know ๐Ÿ‘€

MICK SCHUMACHER

He might be out of a full-time F1 seat for 2023, but that hasn’t stopped Mick from continuing the family tradition of competing in the Race of Champions. Mick’s father, Michael, was always a regular at the annual event, and Mick has followed in his footsteps.

SEBASTIAN VETTEL

Joining Mick to make up #TeamGermany is four-time F1 champ and everyone’s favourite human being, Sebastian Vettel. Seb’s found time in his new retirement plan to compete at ROC for an 11th time alongside Mick. We know it’s only been a couple of months since that emotional final F1 race in Abu Dhabi, but we’ve missed seeing Seb ๐Ÿฅน

VALTTERI BOTTAS

Although he was scheduled to take part last year, this will be Valtteri’s first ROC. We’re sure driving on snow and ice comes somewhat naturally to this legend being from Finland.

DAVID COULTHARD

This year will be DC’s 15th time competing in the Race of Champions! The former F1 driver loves the event and always puts on a show for those watching.

MIKA HAKKINEN

Another F1 legend. The two-time champ – and former team-mate of Coulthard – will be teaming up with Valtteri for this event and hoping to secure victory for Team Finland in the Nations’ Cup.

JAMIE CHADWICK

Jamie competed in her first ROC last year and is back for another try! The three-time W Series champion will be hoping to succeed on Sweden’s snow and ice before she heads stateside for her maiden Indy NXT season.

FELIPE DRUGOVICH

Ready for his first Race of Champions, 2022 F2 Champion and Aston Martin F1 reserve driver Felipe Drugovich will have his work cut out! It will be quite the adventure, but he’ll have beginner’s luck behind him!

SEBASTIEN LOEB

The man, the myth, the legend: Sebastien Loeb is a ๐Ÿ. Loeb won the World Rally Championship NINE times and is also the reigning ROC victor. He’s also won the ‘Champions of Champions’ four times. Tough competition, indeed.

ROC is packed with talent this year, with the likes of Tom Kristensen, Petter and Oliver Solberg, Felix Rosenqvist and Mattias Ekstrom also taking part over the weekend.

Which driver are you going to be cheering on? Let us know in the comments.

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