Sebastian Vettel & Mick Schumacher Pair Up for the 2022 Race of Champions in Sweden

The much-awaited Race of Champions is almost here and driver line-ups are looking very much electrifying, but the one that particularly grabbed our attention is the team of Germany. The duo set to represent the country is the 4-time F1 world champion, Sebastian Vettel and his idol Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick Schumacher.

Both Vettel and Schumacher Jr have been enjoying their union on the grid since the start of 2021. The Red Bull world champion, in particular, has pretty much graded himself as a mentor for the Haas rookie.

And there were indeed several occasions where Vettel even helped Schumacher with the car setup or even jumped to his rescue in the stewards’ office; The latter happened following the qualifying session of the Dutch Grand Prix in North Holland.

Well, amidst such a sparkling relationship between the duo, their team up in the Race of Champions is going to be a sight to behold.

When is the 2022 Race of Champions?

The last time Race of Champions took place was back in 2019 in Mexico; The event was further planned for 2020 as well. However, with the pandemic causing numerous troubles around the globe, putting the drivers’ lives in jeopardy was never going to be an option.

Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher during F1 challenge
Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 21, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher and Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel play jenga in the paddock ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Mike Blake

Hence, for the first time in the history of the Race of Champions, the organizers were forced to hold the event virtually in which Rallycross driver, Timmy Hansen, lifted the trophy. Well, after the two-year wait, Race of Champions has officially returned! This time in Pitea, Sweden.

The tournament will take place on February 05 and 06, 2022.

Drivers other than Sebastian Vettel & Mick set to take part

As reported by Bild, Mercedes F1 driver, Valtteri Bottas and former F1 world champion, Mika Hakkinen, will be joining the German duo on the grid in the event.

Mercedes F1 driver Valtteri Bottas
Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 6, 2021 Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas celebrates pole position Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Guasco

Outside of the F1 community, Le Mans winner, Tom Kristensen, Rallycross champion, Johan Kristoffersson, 9-time World Rally champion, Sebastian Loeb, 7-time NASCAR champion, Jimmie Johnson and ROC winner, Mattias Ekstrom, will also be taking part in the Race of Champions early next year.

The last time a driver from the F1 community won the ROC was David Coulthard back in 2018 in Riyadh. Hence, can Vettel or his fellow German, Schumacher, end the drought this time around? Well, we’ll know in time.

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