Grosjean and Ogier form ROC Team France
4 December 2012 – Formula 1's Romain Grosjean and current Race of Champions title holder Sébastien Ogier will form Team France for the 2012 event in Bangkok. The Lotus driver and his WRC counterpart join a star-studded field of drivers and riders including Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Jorge Lorenzo and Mick Doohan.
"The Race Of Champions is special and I’m proud to be in the line-up again alongside such big names from so many different areas of motor sport," Grosjean said of the annual event. "It’s a great show seeing these guys driving all the cars to the limit and I hope Team France can achieve something too.
"Sébastien did a fantastic job to win the individual event last year and it was a pity we were knocked out in the Nations Cup semi-finals. We will aim to go a bit further this time but the main thing is to have fun and to put on a show for the crowds."
This year's contest takes place from December 14-16 at the Rajamangala Stadium, with the Nations Cup going ahead on Saturday and the individual event on Sunday.
Drivers confirmed for the 2012 Race of Champions:
Michael Schumacher Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion
Sebastian Vettel Three-time Formula 1 World Champion
Jorge Lorenzo Two-time MotoGP World Champion
Mick Doohan Five-time 500cc MotoGP World Champion
Ryan Hunter-Reay 2012 IndyCar Series Champion
Jamie Whincup Four-time V8 Supercar Champion
David Coulthard Thirteen-time Formula 1 Grand Prix winner
Andy Priaulx Three-time World Touring Car Champion
Tom Kristensen Eight-time Le Mans 24-Hour winner
Romain Grosjean Three Formula 1 podiums in 2012
Sébastien Ogier Six WRC victories and reigning ROC ‘Champion of Champions’