• Jun 23, 2007

Though we're sure Ferrari wishes Schumi were returning to the cockpit of one of their racers, he will actually be contesting the Race of Champions this December at the new Wembley Stadium. The now-retired septuple F1 World Champion has done the RoC before, in 2004, when he was beat by current Renault F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen, but he did beat rally driver Sebastian Loeb in a one-up rally heat. After turning Wembley's field into a tarmac track, 18 drivers from F1, Rally, NASCAR, Champ Car, Le Mans, Touring Cars, Dakar Rally Raids, and X-Games riders will compete in one-on-one heats to be declared the Champion of Champions. This year's race will also feature a national shootout between Jenson Button representing England, and David Coulthard racing for Scotland.

[Source: Race of Champions]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice Feed I like it
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Race of Champions is more of an exhibition than a race.

      A couple years ago, Michael Schumacher was humiliated driving a Ferrari that one of the other drivers had driven too fast over the crossover (where one track rises over the other) and bent the frame of.

      Despite this, the "race" backers kept the car out there, and kept the Ferrari-vs-Ferrari races in the event, because the whole point is to fill seats and sell international television rights, not find out who is the best driver.

      I assure you the drivers take the appearance fees a lot more seriously than the outcomes.