This is something to look forward to during the off-season: Sebastian will team up with no other than Michael Schumacher himself at this year's Race of Champions in December.
Germany’s rising Formula 1 star Sebastian Vettel will team up with his legendary countryman Michael Schumacher for the Race of Champions event in December.
Vettel has been confirmed as the retired seven-time world champion’s partner for Team Germany at Wembley and the 20-year-old is looking forward to his first experience of the event.
“I have always watched The Race of Champions on TV every year and dreamed about participating one day,” he said.
“It’s fantastic to be invited; I’m so happy.
“To represent Team Germany together with Michael Schumacher is a great honour.”
Schumacher, meanwhile, will be competing in the competition for the second time and says that after following Vettel’s progress to F1, he is looking forward to finally racing alongside him.
“I really look forward to teaming up with Sebastian for the Race of Champions,” he said.
“Finally we are in one team in motorsport as well, after having played charity-soccer together in the Nazionale Piloti in Italy.
“I have known Sebastian for a long time, having given him a trophy in a karting race when he was still a boy, and I remember being impressed by his drive.
“I still am, after his debut in F1 this year, and I am sure we will have a lot of fun together.”
Vettel will join a star-studded line up for the annual competition which already includes Jenson Button, David Coulthard and Heikki Kovalainen.
London's Wembley stadium is being turned into a race track for the December 16 event and drivers will go head-to-head in knockout heats for both individual and national honours.