The draw for the 2023 Race Of Champions World Final on January 28-29 has thrown together a series of intriguing one-on-one battles between some of the world’s greatest drivers on the ice and snow of Sweden’s Pite Havsbad
ROC rookie Valtteri Bottas, winner of 10 F1 grands prix, races ‘Mr Le Mans’ Tom Kristensen on the frozen Baltic Sea, just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle
Four-time F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel must battle triple W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick and FIA F2 Champion Felipe Drugovich goes up against double F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen
Reigning ROC Champion of Champions Sébastien Loeb will face fellow WRC ace Thierry Neuville while the ultimate battle for family pride sees World Rally and World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg take on his son Oliver
In the ROC Nations Cup the winners of Friday’s eROC will have the chance of a lifetime to race against Team Finland’s Hakkinen and Bottas while Team Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson and Mattias Ekström will start their bid for home glory against Team Nordic’s Felix Rosenqvist and Tom Kristensen
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The draw for this weekend’s Race Of Champions World Final has taken place, pitting some of the greatest drivers in motorsport history against each other in head-to-head races – all on the ice and snow of Sweden’s Pite Havsbad.
The stunning venue, situated on the frozen Baltic Sea just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, will play host to stars from series including Formula 1, Formula 2, IndyCar, Le Mans, W Series, World Rally, World Rallycross, Nitro Rallycross and X-Games.
They will compete in two events: first the ROC Nations Cup (Saturday January 28, 12:00-15:00 CET) where drivers pair up in teams to seek the title of world’s fastest nation. Then all that friendly teamwork goes out of the window for the individual Race Of Champions (Sunday January 29, 12:00-15:00 CET) where the drivers will fight to be crowned ROC Champion of Champions.
All the racing action takes place in identical machinery on ROC’s iconic parallel track with a crossover bridge, with the winners decided by driver skill alone. And the draw has already guaranteed a range of intriguing duels…
ROC rookie Valtteri Bottas, winner of 10 F1 grands prix, will take on ‘Mr Le Mans’ Tom Kristensen while four-time F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel must race triple W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick and double F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen faces reigning FIA F2 Champion Felipe Drugovich. There will also be the ultimate battle for family bragging rights as FIA World Rally and World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg goes up against his son, rising WRC star Oliver Solberg.
Reigning ROC Champion of Champions Sébastien Loeb begins the defence of his crown against fellow World Rally ace Thierry Neuville, while extreme sports legend and Nitro Rallycross Champion Travis Pastrana faces the toughest of starts against triple ROC Champion of Champions Mattias Ekström.
Saturday’s ROC Nations Cup has plenty of mouthwatering encounters too, not least the chance of a lifetime for the winner’s of the eROC final. They will race the might of Team Finland’s Valtteri Bottas and double F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen.
Team GB’s David Coulthard and Jamie Chadwick renew an age-old sporting rivalry against Team Germany’s Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher, while Team Norway’s reigning champions Petter and Oliver Solberg will have to see off Team France’s Adrian Tambay and Sébastien Loeb to progress.
Fans rooting for a home win can watch as Team Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson and Mattias Ekström, who have six FIA World Rallycross Championships between them, go up against