Schumacher confirmed for Race of Champions
21 August 2013 – Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher will participate in this year’s Race of Champions, the German the first to be confirmed for the 2013 edition.
Schumacher, who retired from F1 for a second time at the end of last year, won 10 races out of 10 alongside Sebastian Vettel en route to a sixth consecutive Nations Cup victory in 2012. The past six years have also seen him twice secure the title of ‘Champion of Champions’. Ever the perfectionist, the former Mercedes man is intent on taking his Nations Cup tally to seven, matching his title total in the top echelon.
"I announced after last year that I wanted to come back to win again," commented Schumacher. "Both Sebastian and I are competitive guys and once we are sitting in any car and the visor goes down we just want to be first over the finishing line. The fact that it will be the seventh title this year makes it even more interesting, at least for me. So be prepared for a hot Team Germany to enter the ROC Nations Cup."
As was the case in 2012, the Race of Champions will be held in the Thai capital city of Bangkok this year, and is scheduled to run on the weekend of December 14-15.