Vettel and Schumacher aiming for sixth German success at Race of Champions
14:36 GMT, 15 December 2012
Sebastian Vettel hopes to add the Race of Champions title to his Formula One drivers' championship trophy when he partners Michael Schumacher in Bangkok.
The German duo are chasing a sixth consecutive victory in the race but face tough competition from around the world.
David Coulthard teams up with touring car driver Andy Priaulx for Great Britain.
Flying the flat: Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel at the Race of Champions opening ceremony
'We are always excited to come to the Race Of Champions as it’s always a highlight for us at the end of the year,' Schumacher said.
'We’re happy to be over here in Bangkok this time and we’re very much looking forward to showing what we can do down on the track later on.
'Clearly what Sebastian and I are here to do is to take our sixth ROC Nations Cup win. There is tough competition around us tonight so it will be a big challenge.'
Eyes on the prize: Schumacher and Vettel are going for a sixth successive win
Vettel, who won the Formula One title in the final race in Brazil said: 'What’s
special about the Race Of Champions is that it’s a good challenge with
the different cars and it’s a great opportunity to meet drivers from
'I’ve been coming back with Michael
for a few years now and all the drivers enjoy this event. It’s very
relaxed – you can compete against each other and then grab a drink after
the race and have some fun.
'There are a tough set of competitors
around and it’s always hard to predict what will happen. We will work as
a team to try and win the ROC Nations Cup for Team Germany again.'
Bit steep that one: Schumacher retired from Formula One for a second time recently
Brit special: David Coulthard (left) and Andy Priaulx have teamed up