Sebastian Vettel confirmed the refusal to participate in the upcoming Race of Champions, which will be held February 2-3 in Saudi Arabia.
In 2015 the German won his first victory in invidiuals the competition, and in 2017 alone presenting Germany after the trauma of Pascal Wehrlein, won the Cup of Nations.
In November, the information appeared that Vettel will arrive in Riyadh because he wants to focus on preparing for the new season.
A week before the competition, four-time world champion reiterated that do not participate.
“Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the Race of Champions this year, but I wish all the participants a good time,” said Vettel in an interview with Motorsport-Magazin.
Tom Kristensen, nine-time winner of the “24 hours of Le Mans»
Petter Solberg, the double world champion in rally-cross
David Coulthard, world Vice-champion of Formula 1
Juan Pablo Montoya, two-time winner of the Indy “500»
Ryan hunter-Reay, IndyCar champion
Helio Castroneves, three-time winner of the “Indy 500»
Joseph newgarden’s champion IndyCar
Johan Christofferson, world champion in rally-cross
Lando Norris, the champion of European Formula 3
René Rast, the champion of the DTM
Timo Bernhard, a world champion in endurance
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