Race of champions: Vettel and Schumacher in the quarter-finals! / Formula 1

Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher received every part proper in the opening races of the particular person classification of the Champions League and certified for the quarter-finals. They could meet in the semi-finals.


On the second day of the “Race of Champions” enjoyable competitors, the contributors who fought in two groups the day earlier than in the Cup of Nations, competed individually. As on Saturday, 4 drivers who had been decided by lot needed to cross by way of the preliminary stage.

One of them was Mick Schumacher, who reached the semifinals in the Cup of Nations with Sebastian Vettel. The 23-year-old Mercedes take a look at driver simply completed forward of rival Felix Rosenqvist in the first race. The IndyCar driver crossed the end line 1.190 seconds behind the Formula 1 star.

The end result was much more pronounced in the second spherical as Rosenqvist spun and misplaced the second match in opposition to the German in the Round of 16. ETCR champion Adrien Tambay additionally took the win after knocking out David Coulthard in the second warmth. The Scot gained the first race, however in the last depend, Tambay completed the run sooner.

“I believe I wasn’t aggressive sufficient and then of course I had that spin in the first lap. I do not go to the monitor anymore, but it surely was nonetheless enjoyable. Now I watch different drivers,” defined the veteran of the General Hospital.

The Germans reduce it brief

In the 1/8 finals, two-time Formula-1 champion Mika Hekkinen and Formula-2 champion Felipe Drugovic first competed in opposition to one another. The latter was 1.563 seconds sooner than the Finn and led till the second assembly. The subsequent duo was once more Schumacher and Tambay and once more Schumacher prevailed. His lead was 1.178 seconds.

Playing Champions rookie Valtteri Bottas in the third spherical of 16, he needed to show himself in opposition to Tom Christensen. Although the Finn was forward of his rival, he jumped the begin and obtained a 5-second penalty, which price him the run.

In the final 16 laps, Jamie Chadwick and Sebastian Vettel raced head-to-head, with Vettel clearly profitable by 1.539 seconds. Drugovic made brief work of the Formula 1 legend in the second run as nicely, crossing the end line three seconds earlier.

Schumacher took the lead in the second run with a 2-0 win over Tambay, who misplaced 1.785 seconds to the former Haas driver. His compatriot Vettel did the identical, profitable the second race in opposition to Chadwick. He was 1.480s sooner than the Briton, as was Bottas, who misplaced to Christensen in the second warmth. Schumacher and Vettel must compete in opposition to one another in the semi-finals in the event that they advance.


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