x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Vettel and Schumacher drive Germany to sixth Race of Champions title

The reigning and former Formula One champions saw off Romain Grosjean and Sebastien Ogler to record a 2-0 final win and secure a sixth successive crown.

Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher at the Race of Champions in Bangkok.
Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher at the Race of Champions in Bangkok.

Germany continued their dominance of the Race of Champions event as reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel aided them to a sixth successive title.

Vettel, along with Michael Schumacher, comfortably beat France's Romain Grosjean and rally driver Sebastien Ogier 2-0 in the final.

The event, which pits winners from various motorsport series competing in identical cars, was being held in Bangkok's Rajamangala stadium for the first time.

"Even Michael hasn't managed six titles in a row before so this is something special," said Vettel, who will be aiming for the individual title later today.

Schumacher, winner of a record seven Formula One championships including five in a row for Ferrari, said he and Vettel would be defending the title again next year.

"For sure we're going to be here, that's a must," said the 43-year-old, who retired from Formula One for the second time in November.

"Actually, my lucky number is seven so we are going to push hard."

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