Schumacher teams up with Vettel in Race of Champions

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Schumacher teams up with Vettel in Race of Champions
By: Matt Beer
Nov 20, 2018, 12:59 PM

European Formula 3 champion Mick Schumacher will contest the 2019 Race of Champions, reprising his seven-time Formula 1 champion father Michael's Team Germany partnership with Sebastian Vettel.

The elder Schumacher and Vettel teamed up to win the RoC's Nations Cup element for six straight years from 2007-12.

"I'm honoured to enter this competition which my father always loved and in which he set the bar very high together with Sebastian," said Mick Schumacher.

"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 2019 RoC will take place on a purpose-built track in the stadium section of the Mexico City F1 circuit, on January 19-20.

RoC president Fredrik Johnsson said the younger Schumacher's involvement would be extremely emotional given Michael Schumacher's history with the event.

"We can’t begin to express how thrilled we are that Mick will be racing at January’s RoC Mexico," said Johnsson.

"His father Michael has been a friend of the Race of Champions for many years, and of course his contribution both on and off the track has been immense.

"We continue to wish him well in his recovery, and I can’t think of a finer legacy than to have Mick racing with us for the first time.

“Of course Mick is here entirely on merit, having shown the world what he can do all season en route to the FIA F3 European Championship.

"Now we are excited to see what he can do in the identical supercars at RoC Mexico.

"When Mick lines up with Sebastian Vettel for Team Germany in Saturday’s ROC Nations Cup, it is sure to be an emotional moment for everyone involved.

"Imagine the roar from the crowd if they can find a way to lift the trophy…"

There was no German team in the first RoC after Michael Schumacher suffered his head injury, but Vettel has since been partnered by Nico Hulkenberg and Pascal Wehrlein.

Vettel ended up winning the 2017 Nations Cup for Germany solo after Wehrlein was injured in a crash on the opening day.

Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher

Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher

Photo by: Race of Champions

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Series General
Event Race of Champions
Drivers Mick Schumacher
Author Matt Beer