ROC Miami: Vettel fails to defend his Champion of Champions title

Sebastian Vettel failed to defend his ROC Champion of Champions title as he was knocked out in the group stages.

Despite winning the battle with Alex Rossi in group stages, Vettel was beaten by Helio Castroneves and Travis Pastrana, putting an early end to his Champions of Champions title defence.

Here’s what Sebastian Vettel had to say:

“I was a bit surprised… I think in the first race I had sure have lost and then, the last one was very close against Travis… But that’s how it goes. Well, I had fun! Fun is over now, so I can get changed!”

Before the Race Of Champions, Sebastian Vettel competed in the ROC Skills Challenge, where he finished second.


There is plenty more action to come in Miami on Sunday as the drivers join forces in pairs in the ROC Nations Cup. Today’s events will culminate with the first ever Ryder Cup-style America vs The World – as the home drivers aim to prevail over the visitors in a head-to-head finale.

Full draw for ROC Nations Cup


Group A

Team USA NASCAR (Kurt Busch & Kyle Busch)

Team USA IndyCar (Ryan Hunter-Reay & Alexander Rossi)

Team USA RallyX (Travis Pastrana & Scott Speed)

Team ROC Factor Canada (James Hinchcliffe & Stefan Rzadzinski)


Group B

Team Great Britain (Jenson Button & David Coulthard)

Team Germany (Sebastian Vettel & Pascal Wehrlein)

Team Nordic (Tom Kristensen & Petter Solberg)


Group C

Team ROC Factor Latin America (Helio Castroneves & Gabriel Glusman)

Team Brazil (Tony Kanaan & Felipe Massa)

Team Colombia (Juan Pablo Montoya & Gabby Chaves)


Check out our gallery for pictures from Saturday’s Race Of Champions.

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