Nico Hulkenberg will partner up with fellow Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel to form an imposing German team for this year's Race of Champions, to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park stadium in London.

The Force India driver became the first F1 driver in over 20 years to win Le Mans 24 Hours back in June with Porsche alongside team-mates Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber. Hulkenberg will make his debut at Race of Champions this year (20-21 November) and team up with Vettel for Team Germany in the ROC Nations Cup.

Vettel is a six-time winner of the event while racing with Michael Schumacher who is still recovering from his serious skiing accident.

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H?lkenberg appreciates he has a tough act to follow and says he is incredibly proud to represent his country alongside Vettel.

"I've had a very good year so far and I'm very excited to be making my Race Of Champions debut," Hulkenberg said. "I've always wanted to take part but it never worked out so now I'm really happy to be a part of it and looking forward to it. I'm obviously stepping into big shoes to replace Michael Schumacher, which is a huge honour as well.

"I feel very happy and positive about that and it will be fun to team up with Seb and race and fight for Team Germany. There's going to be quite a bit of car-hopping, adapting and adjusting from one machine to another. They're all quite different so I don't really know what to expect. But I guess I'll get dumped into the cold water and then I'll have to figure out how to swim."