• Dec 18, 2007
click above image to watch video of both finales

The Race of Champions only comes around once a year, and somehow Michael Schumacher always seems to be in the thick of things when the final rounds arrive. This year's Race of Champions was no different, as Schumacher and fellow Germanian Sebastian Vettel served up a steaming bowl of whoop ass to the English team of Jenson Button and Andy Priaulx in the Nations Cup final. We're sure the fact that that Button and Priaulx were beaten on their own home turf in Wembley Stadium was just more salt in the wound.

The finale of the Race of Champions, however, pits the two best individual racers against each other, and as we reported yesterday, it came down to last year's winner Mattias Ekström versus Michael Schumacher in three rounds of no-holds-barred closed circuit racing. Ekström won, but as you'll see after the jump, Schumacher was a gracious loser and seems genuinely pleased just to be doing something competitive again.

Check out video of both races after the jump.

[Source: Race of Champions]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      How is the Hyundai related?

      First Schumacher drives a taxi at ungodly speeds (for a van) and then he competes in the RoC! Must be fun being a retired F1 driver...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great stuff.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Forever Best Schumacher! You know, three fantastic F1 drivers retired in 2006. But one guy is especially noticeable! That's Michael Schumacher! There’s no questioning which of them made the greatest impact on the sport. To a generation of fans, F1 is the sport where Michael Schumacher is king. Their view of it will forever come from the perspective that he is the most successful driver of all time. I am a big fan of Schumacher, I think he always gave us amazing feats. Last month I saw a report that he returned to the cockpit of a Formula One car and dominated both days of testing at the Barcelona circuit in
      Spain at: http://www.totalf1.com/view-article.php?newsid=236540&rsssource=recent , and investigation shows that he is still
      the best. That sounds great. "2006", I think it is an important for Schumacher. Though he lost the champion. But he left us a memorable 2006 season. I knew 2006 season would bring back memories. So as soon as the DVD arrived I put in, I am very pleased with this feature- and action-packed disc. Now owning the CD is not a big problem. Here I found one: http://dealstudio.com/searchdeals.php?deal_id=73632 , I think 2006 was the most exciting F1 season for some time.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think I'd probably enjoy F1 more if I were able to stay awake during races.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am just amazed that Sebastien Vettel beat Gronholm with the Ford Focus.

      Seems to me that losing again to Sebastian Loeb and retiring has not felt so good to Gronholm than it did to Schumacher losing to Fernando Alonso and retiring, too.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a horrible synopsis. You guys make it seem as though Schumacher won the thing. How bout giving Ekstrom a bit more credit? I can't get much coverage on this seeing as how I live in the US, and you guys did a horrible job of informing me as far as I'm concerned.
      • 7 Years Ago
      We're sure the fact that that Button and Priaulx were beaten on their own home turf in Wembley Stadium was just more salt in the wound.

      For these guys, the Principality of Monaco is more 'home turf' than Wembley ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't think Schui looked too upset after he overcooked it into the final corner. In fact, I am not sure he didn't overcook it with intention.

      I am sure he is happy to boost a fellow driver's career, just like it was a huge boost for Heikki when he beat Schumi a couple of years ago.

      We all know that MS is not averse to choreagraphing spins and strange stops - or stops in unfortunate places...and he is probably the world's best at putting the car exactly where he wants it.