Date published: January 12 2019

Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly is the latest Formula 1 driver to throw his hat in for the Race of Champions, teaming up with Loic Duval for Team France.

Gasly will join Sebastian Vettel at the annual event which sees 20 drivers from all classes of motor racing taking on one another for the Nations Cup as well as the
individual Race of Champions title.

The January 19-20 event will be Gasly’s first run at the Race of Champions.

“It’s a big honor to be taking part in the Race of Champions for the first time,” he said. “I’ve known about the event for many years, and I’m excited to see how it works first-hand at last.

“I know France has a rich tradition of driving success at the event so I’m looking forward to aiming for another strong performance in partnership with Loic in the ROC Nations Cup.

“Most of all I’m looking forward to hearing the noise of the Mexican crowds. I know the Foro Sol well from Formula 1 — it’s a spectacular venue and we will all put on a great show for the fans.”

This year’s event take places at the Foro Sol, the iconic amphitheatre forming part of Mexico City’s Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Formula 1 circuit.