Schumacher to partner Vettel at Race Of Champions

Mick Schumacher, the newly crowned European F3 Champion, will partner Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at Team Germany for the Race Of Champions in Mexico.

2019’s Race Of Champions is scheduled to take place in Mexico City after Christmas, with the stadium section of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez selected to hold the event.

The list of entrants continues to grow, with Mick Schumacher added to the roster alongside Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel, who partnered with Mick’s father Michael for several events over the last decade, won the Nations Cup six times together for Team Germany between 2007 & 2012.

Mick, who is now on the outskirts of Formula 1 after beating Dan Ticktum to this year’s Formula 3 title, will take part along with other names like Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, David Coulthard, Sebastien Loeb, Sebastien Ogier, Juan Pablo Montoya & Valentino Rossi.

“I am overwhelmed that I’ve been invited to participate in the Race Of Champions as the champion of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.” said Schumacher. “I’m even more overwhelmed that I’m going to form Team Germany with Sebastian Vettel.”

“It’s going to be tough because Sebastian is a big player in the Race Of Champions and of course I want to be a worthy team-mate for him!”

“I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to the Race Of Champions weekend, especially as it will be held in Mexico where this year’s F1 World Championship was decided and everyone has seen how much the Mexican fans can party in the spectacular Foro Sol. Now the ROC weekend will be just as spectacular for me. Such a debut at such an event is simply sensational.

“I’m honoured to enter this competition which my father always loved and in which he set the bar very high together with Sebastian. There are so many renowned drivers in action and I’m looking forward to competing against them and getting to know them better; I’m looking forward to the fun we’ll all have together and which we’ll offer for the spectators in Mexico.”

“But of course I’ll do everything to get far in the individual event and to win the ROC Nations Cup trophy with Sebastian for Team Germany!”

The RoC event in Mexico will take place at the Foro Sol stadium on January 19th & 20th, 2019.

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Thomas Maher

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