Sebastian Vettel: Special Events
Some special events Seb attended so far.
ROC Nation's Cup
14th December, 2008
Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher teamed once more in the RoC Nation's Cup to defend their title from 2007. The way seemed much easier, and the pair didn't lose a single race til the finals. There, Schumacher had to retribute the favour Seb did him the year before. The young german lost his race and Schumacher had to won his and the third stint to make the team once more champion.
Quarter Finals: Team Germany 2 x 0 Team Ireland
Carroll: 2:06.3634 (+3.5035)
MacHale: 1:09.1824 (+3.2787)
Semi Finals: Team Germany 2 x 0 Team England (F1Rac.)
Coulthard: 2.20.8868 (+0.7789)
Plato: 2:02.7721 (+1.3633)
FINALS: Team Germany 2 x 1 Team Scandinavia
Vettel: 2:01.2381 (+1.5866)
Kristensen 2:00.4110 (+0.1729)
Ekstrom: 1:59.7265 (+3.2046)
On the Individual Competition however, Sebastian didn't go far once more, but had a better result than on the first year, getting to the second step of the competition, losing to the champion to be Sebastien Loeb.
Heat 1: Vettel x Bayliss
Bayliss: 2:01.2981 (+2.7878)
Heat 2: Vettel x Loeb
Vettel: 1:59.8578 (+1.4072)
ROC Nation's Cup
15th December, 2007
For the first time in history, the ROC's Nation's Cup was won by the german team, when Michael Schumacher teamed Sebastian Vettel for the 2007 edition.
The Nation's Cup is a championship that's part of the Race of Champions, and has been added to it in 1999. Each nation has two drivers (generally one racing driver and a rally driver), and competes against other nation's drivers, leading to the champion team, while in the individual competition the nationality doesn't count, and each driver is alone.
The idea of the event is allowing drivers from different series to compete with same cars and equipament, so they can be able to prove their talent.
In 2007, the german team had two F1 racing drivers: STR driver sebastian Vettel, and now retired 7 times WDC Michael Schumacher. The other nations were England, Scotland, Scandinavia (with one driver from Sweden and another from Denmark), USA, Finland, Norway and France.
Quarter Finals: Team Germany 2 x 1 Team USA
Johnson: 2:08.5386 (+2.8791)
Vettel: 1:54.6346 (+0.3985)
Pastrana: 1:55.6721 (+4.2007)
Semi Finals: Team Germany 2 x 0 Team England
Button: 1:50.1701 (+0.4604)
Priaulx: 1:52.379 (+0.6060)
FINALS: Team Germany 2 x 1 Team Finland
Kovalainen: 1:51.1503 (+1.5140)
Schumacher: 0 (car stopped on start)
Grönholm: 1:51.3727 (+0.5211)
The finals were quite exciting, specially after Schumacher stalled his car, leaving all the pressure for Sebastian: He had to drive twice and win both races, otherwise Finland would win it. "I didn't expect that to be honest. I was racing first against Marcus in his car, his own living room if you like, and I was already putting the excuses together about why I lost. I didn't expect it at all to be honest," said Sebastian after winning the title.
However, Sebastian didn't go too far on the individual championship, losing the first heat for Heikki Kovalainen and being out of the championship won by swedish DTM driver Mattias Ekström.
Heat 1: Sebastian Vettel x Heikki Kovalainen
Vettel: 1:51.1478 (+0.8505)