Race of Champions | Nations Cup | The Solberg's take victory for Norway

The popular event held the Nations cup today in Pite Havsbad. How did F1 drivers do?

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Race of Champions |  Nations Cup |  The Solberg's take victory for Norway
Fuente imagen: - Oliver Solberg

This year´s Race of Champions changed from the usual stadium locations to the challenging Snow and Ice surface in Pite Havsbad Sweden. The Nations Cup was won by father and son duo Petter and Oliver Solberg who won the final against American duo Jimmie Johnson and Colton Herta.

The Americans had a solid performance defeating Team Latin America, Team Germany and Team Finland to make it to the finals.

Team Germany with Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher couldn´t make it to the finals. The German duo started the competition against professional sim racers Lucas Blakeley and Jarno Opmeer. Blakeley surprised Sebastian Vettel and defeated him by a small margin. However, he wouldn´t be able to defeat Mick Schumacher who left him +3.6 behind. Jarno Opmeer couldn´t surprise any of the German drivers and lost both heats.

The Germans, however, would see the end of the competition on the following round against Team USA. Although Mick Schumacher won both heats against Jimmie Johnson and Colton Herta, Sebastian couldn´t and lost by +2.2 and +0.266 against Johnson and Herta.  

Finland was represented by former F1 legend Mika Hakkinen and W-series driver Emma Kimiläinen replacing Valtteri Bottas. While Great Britain had former F1 David Coulthard and W-Series champion Jamie Chadwick. The British lost after legendary Hakkinen won over Chadwick and Coulthard and Kimiläinen over Chadwick.

Just like it happened to Team Germany, Team Finland lost against Team USA after they lost 3 of the four heats.

The rest of the competition saw Team France (Sebastian Loeb and Didier Auriol) losing against the Nordic Team ( Kristensen and Kristoffersson) and Team Sweden (Hansen and Ekström) losing against Team Norway (Peter and Oliver Solberg).

For the final round the American drivers couldn´t recover from Johnson´s mechanical failure and lost the final against the expertise of the Norwegians.

“To do this with Oliver is a big dream. Roc is so special,” Celebrated an emotional Petter while embracing his son.  

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