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F1 2022

Vettel and Hakkinen sign up for Race of Champions 2023

Between them, they have six F1 world titles and over 70 race wins as the event will be held in Sweden

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Formula 1 World Champions Sebastian Vettel and Mika Hakkinen are among the first names to sign up for the 2023 Race of Champions, due to be held in Sweden.

Four-time champion Vettel, who will retire from F1 at the end of the 2022 season will be joined by double title winner Hakkinen at the event in Pite Havsbad, Sweden on January 28th/29th '23.

The event - which has been running since 1988 except in 2013, '16 and '21 - will return to the same venue next January, just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle.

Other drivers such as the likes of W Series champion Jamie Chadwick, as rally and rallycross stars Petter and Oliver Solberg and Johan Kristofferson will be tackling the 'Snow and Ice' theme.

Vettel is a long-time participant in the Race of Champions, taking part back in 2007 in the Nations Cup for Germany with Michael Schumacher.

He is a seven-time Nations Cup winner, and was the 2022 runner-up in the individual event - narrowly losing out to World Rally ace Sebastian Ogier in the final.

More drivers are due to be announced closer to the event itself.

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