Sebastian Vettel will participate within the 2023 version of the Race of Champions when he formally retires from System One, this will probably be his first official 2023 comeback drive since quitting System 1.
On the finish of July, the German driver introduced that he would finish his F1 profession on the finish of the 2022 season. He didn’t give any info on what he would do after his retirement, however defined that he was open to the potential of racing in different classes, so certainly one of his first actions as a ‘retiree’ will probably be to participate within the Race of Champions, which is able to happen on 28-29 January 2023 in Sweden, as he did final 12 months.
Different names confirmed for subsequent 12 months’s RoC are Mika Hakkinen, father/son duo Petter and Oliver Solberg, Johan Kristoffersson and Jamie Chadwick.
Sebastian Vettel has competed within the RoC a number of instances and received the Champion of Champions occasion in 2015, beating Tom Kristensen within the remaining. Final 12 months he additionally certified for the ultimate occasion however this time was crushed by WRC legend Sebastien Loeb.
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“I can’t consider a greater place for my first race after retiring from System 1 than the Race Of Champions,” mentioned Sebastian Vettel.
“This will probably be my eleventh participation and I all the time come again as a result of it’s a particular occasion and a lot enjoyable. I don’t have a lot expertise of racing on snow and ice, so it was a steep studying curve in Sweden earlier this 12 months – and a really nice shock to succeed in the person remaining in opposition to Sebastien Loeb.”
“Now I’m wanting ahead to coming again and attempting ice racing once more and hopefully serving to the German crew win one other Nations Cup title at this RoC.”
The “Race of Champions” has been held yearly since 1988 and brings collectively champions from totally different motorsport disciplines corresponding to rallying, motorcycling, endurance, F1.
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