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Race of Champions 2019 preview

  • Published on 16 Jan 2019 13:46
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

The 2019 Race of Champions will kick off his weekend on Saturday, January 19th at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico. The event will run around the stadium section of the track, which was previously used as a baseball park

The RoC will be held over two days, with the opening day featuring the Nations Cup. The countries will battle each other for the title and attempt to dethrone Germany, who have won the Cup two years in a row.

Four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel makes his return to the event and will partner Mick Schumacher for the Nations Cup. Vettel enjoyed great success in the category with Mick's father Michael, winning every year from 2007 to 2012. 

Mexico brings five drivers to the RoC, including former Sauber and Haas F1 driver Esteban Gutierrez. Sim racer Enzo Binoto will also compete alongside some of the biggest names in motorsport.
 

Nation Drivers
Brazil
Helio Castroneves
Lucas Di Grassi
 
France 
Loic Duval
Pierre Gasly
 
Germany

Sebastian Vettel
Mick Schumacher

Mexico
Memo Rojas
Benito Guerra
Daniel Suarez
Patricio O'Ward
Esteban Gutierrez
 
Nordic
Johan Kristoffersson
Tom Kristensen
 
Sim Racing All Star
Enzo Binoto
 
United Kingdom
David Coulthard
 
United States
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Josef Newgaden
 


On Sunday, the drivers will enter into direct competition and battle against one another to become the Champion of Champions. Last year, former Grand Prix driver David Coulthard took the title, beating Petter Solberg in the final.

 

Saturday Schedule (Local Time)
10:00 AM Gates Open
11:00 AM RoC Mexico
11:30 AM  Sow and Driver Presentations
1:00 PM Roc Nations Cup
4:30 PM Stadium Super Trucks ROC Final

 

Sunday Schedule (Local Time)
10:00 AM Gates Open
11:00 AM RoC Mexico
11:30 AM  Sow and Driver Presentations
1:00 PM Race of Champions
4:30 PM Stadium Super Trucks ROC Final

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  • Mick and Seb for DE should be fun to watch. DC for the UK, zzzz...... Give it up already DC, time for some new blood. ROC it Hunter Raey!

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