• Jul 2, 2008

The Race of Champions is scheduled to return to its new home at London's Wembley Stadium on December 14th. For those unfamiliar, the annual event pits a host of the best racing drivers in the world against each other on carefully-calibrated equal terms. The event is split between the solo competition and the nations' cup, the latter in which countries send their two best drivers to claim the honors for their homeland.

Last year's event saw DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom defeat Schumacher in the final rounds, after the two (pictured at right) made minced meat out of the rest of the field in a variety of vehicles including the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24, Ford Focus RS WRC, Fiat Grande Punto S2000 Abarth, an Opel/Vauxhall-based Solution F touring car and a purpose-built sprint car. This year retired seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher is set to return, teaming up with rookie driver Sebastian Vettel again for Team Germany. So far only Schumacher and Vettel have confirmed their participation for 2008 – last year Travis Pastrana valiantly held down the fort for Team USA on his own – but more are sure to join as the date approaches. Stay tuned.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Team USA, if you're reading this, I'm available. Some guys in the SCCA autox series call me a boy wonder.. just saying, you know.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You know they have corners in racetracks in Europe.

        I think that's why they have so much trouble sourcing American drivers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll stay tuned!

      On December 14th will be a great show! This annual event is a real gift that we receive from this big champions!
      Claiming the honors for their homeland is a fantastic stimulus for this people.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As much as I ... ehm, don't like this guy, I think he's absolutely the best driver on four wheels the world has ever seen. On BOTH sides of Atlantic :-) Any other ocean for that matter.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Scott Speed and Jeff Gordon for Team USA. Scott Speed use to be amazing in carts growing up and Jeff because I'd like to see what he can do in a light-weight car on a autocross type circuit.