Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel and this year’s Race of Champions winner David Coulthard are the first drivers to be announced for the 2019 RoC in Mexico.
The event will take place on January 19-20 next year on a purpose-built track situated in the stadium section of the Mexican Grand Prix circuit.
Sebastian Vettel, whose 2018 F1 title hopes ended at Mexico City last weekend, has been a long-time RoC competitor and famously teamed up with Michael Schumacher to win the Nations Cup section for Germany six times in a row from 2007-12. He also won the individual event when it was held in London in 2015, and took a solo Nations Cup triumph in ’17 when team-mate Pascal Wehrlein had to withdraw during the Miami event with injuries from a violent crash on the first day.
“I’m delighted to be coming back to the Race of Champions, which has been a regular part of my racing life ever since I arrived in Formula 1.” – Sebastian said – “All the drivers who have the honour to participate in RoC fall in love with the event. That’s because it reminds us all about why we first started racing; pure competition in identical cars.” – Scuderia Ferrari’s German driver concluded.