Schumacher and Vettel to team up again
25 April, 2011
Apr.25 (PVM) Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel will team up again to contest the 2011 Race of Champions in Frankfurt later this year.
The annual end-of-season competition brings together the world’s greatest drivers from all motor sport’s disciplines – including Formula 1, world rally, touring cars, Le Mans and NASCAR – and sets them free to battle head-to-head in identical machinery. Drivers pair up for the ROC Nations Cup, this year scheduled for Saturday 3 December, before the individual Race Of Champions takes place on Sunday 4 December.
Seven-time F1 world champion Schumacher said, “It’s important to us to be in our home country so we’re really looking forward to throwing some beautiful cars around the Frankfurt circuit in December. Last year it was a great atmosphere. You’re so close to the fans that you can hear them even though the engines are noisy. And I’m sure it will be even better in Frankfurt. We have a strong line-up in the ROC Nations Cup but no doubt the other nations will have plenty of motivation to finally beat us.”
ROC 2011 will take place on a specially constructed tarmac track with two parallel lanes winding their way round Frankfurt’s Commerzbank-Arena. Originally known as Waldstadion, it was one of the host venues for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.