Hulkenberg to partner Vettel in Race of Champions

Nico Hulkenberg will partner Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in this year's Race of Champions in London.

The Force India driver, who won the Le Mans 24 Hours with Porsche earlier this year, will join four-time Formula 1 world champion Vettel in the Team Germany line-up.

It will be the first time Hulkenberg competes in the Race of Champions.

"I've had a very good year so far and I'm very excited to be making my Race Of Champions debut," he said.

"I've always wanted to take part but it never worked out so now I'm really happy to be a part of it and looking forward to it.

"I'm obviously stepping into big shoes to replace Michael Schumacher, which is a huge honour as well. I feel very happy and positive about that and it will be fun to team up with Seb and race and fight for Team Germany."

Vettel added: "It's obviously very sad that Michael can't join us again but in his absence it's great to have Nico as a partner on Team Germany this year.

"I have massive respect for what he did in the Le Mans 24 Hours – to win it on his first attempt is very impressive.

"That's a great race to watch because the race is long yet they race flat out from the first lap for the whole of the race. The Race Of Champions is at the other end of the scale in terms of distance but I can assure Nico we push just as hard!"

The Race of Champions takes place in the former Olympic Stadium in London on November 20-21.

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Series General
Event Race of Champions
Track London Olympic Stadium
Drivers Sebastian Vettel , Nico Hulkenberg
Article type Breaking news