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F1 retiree Vettel and Williams Driver Academy member Jamie Chadwick to compete in 2023 Race of Champions | Formula 1®

Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel will compete within the 2023 Race Of Champions after retiring from Formula 1.

Vettel, who will name time on F1 on the finish of the 2022 season, will participate within the newest Race Of Champions occasion alongside the likes of Mika Hakkinen, Johan Kristoffersson and Jamie Chadwick.

The occasion will happen on January 28-29 at Sweden’s Pite Havsbad resort, near the Artic Circle, the place drivers will likely be examined on their off highway abilities within the ROC Nations Cup and the person Race Of Champions competitors.

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“I can’t think of a better place for my first race after I retire from Formula 1 than the Race Of Champions,” stated Vettel. “This will likely be my eleventh look, and I hold coming 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 made for a steep studying curve in Sweden earlier this 12 months – and a really nice shock to achieve the person remaining in opposition to Sebastien Loeb.

“Now I can’t wait to come back and give ROC-style ice racing another try and hopefully help Team Germany win another ROC Nations Cup title.”

Two-time W Series champion and Williams Driver Academy member Chadwick may also return to the occasion.

“To have the chance to drive on snow and ice is amazing,” she stated, “and doing it on the Race Of Champions makes it much more particular. My ROC debut this 12 months was a pinch-yourself second to be amongst so many motorsport greats, so I’m delighted to be coming again.

“It’s so much fun and I even surprised myself by winning a couple of races – even if I soon found out that it doesn’t take much to end up in a snowbank instead!”

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Vettel was runner-up within the 2022 ROC and outright winner of the 2015 occasion that was held in London, whereas Hakkinen may also make his second look in 2023.

“I made my first appearance at the Race Of Champions earlier this year and I’m delighted to be coming back again,” stated the two-time F1 champion. “This event has a great atmosphere, it’s fantastic to meet up with so many great drivers and everyone in the organisation does a great job. I’ve done the Arctic Rally a few times, so I have at least driven on ice before. Here’s hoping that can help me out this time…”

The likes of Petter Solberg and his son Oliver may also compete within the 2023 ROC, with extra drivers to be introduced in the end.

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