Vettel, Bottas, Hakkinen, Loeb and many more face each other in the snow

Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas, Mick Schumacher, Sebastien Loeb, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Thierry Neuville or Petter Solberg. They are some of the stars that will make up the galaxy of the Race of Champions this weekend in Sweden. A new appointment of the traditional festive competition, which this year reaches its 33rd edition and which will take place an icy circuit in which exciting qualifying rounds will take place.

The town of Pite Havsbad, Located in the north of the country, it will serve as the setting for the different clashes over the weekend. On Saturday the Nations Cup will be held and on Sunday the Race of Champions. The drivers will face off two by two behind the wheel of four different vehicles, among which the electric Cupra UrbanRebel stands out, which will show Spanish technology in the hands of some of the best drivers in history.

Yes, one more year there will be no Spanish representation among the pilots, despite the fact that the competition was held in our country on 14 occasions, 12 in the Canary Islands, 1 in Barcelona and another at the Jarama Circuit in Madrid. In the Nations Cup, Petter and Oliver Solberg will defend the title won last year, also in Sweden, and they will face teams from France (Loeb and Tambay), Great Britain (Coulthard and Chadwick), Germany (Vettel and Schumacher), United States (Pastrana and Foust), Finland (Bottas and Hakkinen), Nordic Team (Kristensen and Rosenqvist), Sweden (Ekstrom and Kristofferson) and All Stars (Neuville and Drugovich).



On Sunday it will be Loeb who defends the crown achieved last year, and will try to become recordman of the test adding a fifth win. He is already the man with the most wins, although tied at 4 with Didier Auriol, while Mattias Ekstrom will try to match them, since he has three previous wins. Vettel, who will compete for the first time since his retirement from Formula 1, He already won the 2015 Race of Champions in London, and has added six Nations Cup wins, six alongside his current teammate’s father, Michael Schumacher.

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