Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher reached the semi-finals of the particular person race of the Champions. There, the younger German prevailed over his compatriot.
The Race of Champions has at all times been a delight for individuals and spectators in recent times, and this yr there was loads of motion for the stars of the varied motorsport collection, in addition to for the followers on the monitor and on the screens. There have been some notable dropouts in the particular person classification on the frozen Baltic Sea in Pit Havsbad, Sweden.
For instance, Finnish Mika Hekkinen and Valtteri Bottas didn’t make it previous the 1/8 finals. David Coulthard, Felix Rosenqvist, Adrien Tambay and Jamie Chadwick additionally failed to achieve the quarter-finals, with Sébastien Loeb narrowly dropping to Thierry Neuville. In the finish, the Belgian was forward by 0.040 seconds.
Petter Solberg, who misplaced to the nice Oliver, additionally needed to settle for an early exit. A day in the past, the father-son staff received the Cup of Nations. Two Americans, Tanner Foust and Travis Pastrana, didn’t go additional. Johan Kristoffersson and Matthias Ekström prevailed amongst them.
Schumacher met Drugovic in the quarter finals. The Formula 1 star has already participated in the Race of Champions twice, whereas the Brazilian Formula 2 champion competed for the first time. The first struggle resulted in favor of the German, who was 3.760 seconds sooner than his opponent. An enormous lead saved him a spot in the semi-finals as he made a mistake in the second struggle and completed behind Drugovic. As his lead received smaller, Schumacher was completed.
It was Vettel’s flip in opposition to Tom Christensen in the quarter-finals and the four-time world champion additionally dominated the first lap. Although Heppenheimer wasn’t good, he crossed the end line with a lead of 0.296 seconds. The four-time champion made no huge errors in the second run both and crossed the end line simply over two seconds forward of Christensen.
Neuville additionally received the higher of Oliver Solberg, who made a pricey mistake and paid for it with a most deficit of 10 seconds. The Nations Cup winner, who had shot clear the day earlier than, kissed the wall and was unable to complete the run as a result of a banner was caught on his proper entrance wheel.
In the second struggle between the two, it was clear that Neuville needed to come out to permit the younger Solberg to advance. But it did not occur, so Neuville superior to the semi-finals. In the struggle between Kristoffersson and Ekström, the two Swedes every received as soon as. Kristoffersson finally fell behind.
Then got here the German semi-final match. Schumacher took the clear lead by 10.198 seconds, and the 23-year-old additionally received the second leg of his journey to the ultimate. There he meets Ekstrom, who defeated Neville.
The race was over for Vettel, and for Schumacher it was solely adequate for second place behind the 44-year-old Swede, who took a 2-0 victory in the second warmth regardless of the smoke in the cockpit!