Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher will form Team Germany for their Race of Champions return in 2022 in Sweden.

After the pandemic stoppage, Race of Champions marks a return in 2022 with a snow/ice event in Sweden on February 4-6. It is not just the event which is returning but the pair of Vettel and Schumacher will make their return too as part of ‘Team Germany’.

While Aston Martin’s Vettel and Haas’ Schumacher will play for their individual glory in ROC competition, together they will form Team Germany for ROC Nations Cup and this time they will look for the win after ending up second in 2019 in Mexico.

Vettel has already won the Nations Cup with Michael Schumacher for six times. “I’m really looking forward to being back competing in the Race Of Champions again and to represent Germany together with Mick,” said Vettel.

“At ROC Mexico, we came 2nd in the ROC Nations Cup, so our aim is to do one better in Sweden. The competition will be very strong especially from the Nordic drivers who have a lot more experience than us driving on snow and ice,” summed up Vettel.

At the same time, Schumacher added: “Representing Germany together with Sebastian will for sure be big fun, and obviously we aim to win a trophy again. We have to continue the success of Team Germany, and fight for victory, and I am sure we both will take that very seriously.

“The other teams, especially the Nordic ones, may have more ice-driving experience, but we will try to make up for that with our motivation and resilience over the days of the event. Either way, I so very much look forward to meeting all the other drivers and spending time with them during the Race Of Champions weekend. The snow and ice promises to make this ROC event extremely special, and I am more than sure the drivers will have a crazy good time together in Sweden.”

Vettel and Schumacher are the third from the current F1 grid to confirm ROC participation after Valtteri Bottas, who will represent Team Finland alongside Mika Hakkinen. There seven more drivers confirmed thus far, making it 11 to be firm thus far.

Current drivers announced for the 2022 event:

  • Sebastian Vettel – 4x Formula One Champion

  • Mick Schumacher – FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 Champion

  • Jimmie Johnson – 7x NASCAR Cup Champion

  • Mika Hakkinen – 2x Formula One Champion

  • Valtteri Bottas – Current Formula One front-runner

  • Sebastien Loeb – 9x World Rally Champion

  • Travis Pastrana – 2021 American Rally Association Champion and Extreme sport legend

  • Tom Kristensen – 9x Le Mans winner

  • Johan Kristoffersson – Reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion

  • Petter Solberg – FIA World Rally and Rallycross Champion

  • Oliver Solberg – Rising WRC star

Schedule for the 2022 event:

  • Saturday 5th of February 2022, 12:00 – 15:00 CET: ROC Nations Cup (to Crown the World’s Fastest Nation)

  • Sunday 6th February 2022, 12:00 – 15:00 CET: Race Of Champions (to Crown the “Champion of Champions”)

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