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Palmer and Wehrlein added to Race Of Champions

Jolyon Palmer and Pascal Wehrlein have both been confirmed as the latest stars on the bill for the Race of Champions.
Jolyon Palmer and Pascal Wehrlein have both been confirmed as the latest stars on the bill for the Race of Champions at London's former Olympic stadium on 20-21 November.

The pair made their debuts at the event 12 months ago in Barbados and will join forces again as Team Young Stars in the Race of Champions Nations Cup this year.

Palmer has recently been confirmed as the third British driver on the Formula 1 grid in 2016 after securing a race seat with the Lotus F1 team having acted as the squad's third and reserve driver this season. In 2014, Palmer dominated his way to the GP2 Series title and is ecstatic to be re-joining the Race of Champions ahead of his rookie F1 season.

"I'm delighted to be back at the Race Of Champions this year,” Palmer said. “It was such a great event last year but as a Brit, being in London makes it even more special for me. It's always a fun event, with some good competition of course and I really hope the fans enjoy it. I'm sure they will.”

Palmer is joined by fellow up-and-coming driver Wehrlein who claimed the DTM series championship in 2015 while also acting as Mercedes F1 reserve driver. Last year, Wehrlein made it all the way to the Race of Champions Grand Final in Barbados in his maiden event before eventually losing to David Coulthard.

“I'm really looking forward to coming back for my second Race Of Champions,” Wehrlein said. “I enjoyed it so much last year in Barbados and I nearly made it all the way. Now I'll try to win it this year after my fantastic season winning the DTM title.”

The two future F1 stars will be competing against a host of current F1 drivers including Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Jenson Button, Romain Grosjean, Felipe Massa, Daniel Ricciardo, as well as newly-crowned MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and a host of other high-profile names.

Current 2015 Race of Champions line-up:

Sebastian Vettel Four-time F1 champion and Ferrari F1 driver
Jenson Button Former F1 champion and McLaren driverTom Kristensen Nine-time Le Mans winner and former WEC champion
Jorge Lorenzo Three-time MotoGP world champion
Mick Doohan Five-time 500cc Motorcycle world champion
Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull F1 driver
Petter Solberg Former WRC champion and reigning WorldRX champion
David Coulthard Former F1 driver and defending Race of Champions' champion
Felipe Massa Williams F1 driver
Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 driver
Nico Hulkenberg Force India driver and 2015 Le Mans winner
Jason Plato Two-time BTCC champion
Nelson Piquet Jr Reigning Formula E champion
Susie Wolff Williams F1 reserve driver
Ryan Hunter-Reay 2014 Indy 500 winner, 2012 IndyCar Champion
Alex Buncombe Reigning Blancpain Endurance Series Champion
Jolyon Palmer Former GP2 Series champion
Pascal Wehrlein Reigning DTM champion

Crash is offering a 20% discount on tickets to The Race of Champions, at the former Olympic Stadium in London, on November 20th and 21st. Two days, non-stop entertainment, sixteen drivers, only one Champion!

Please visit Ticketmaster with this link to buy tickets, and use the special Crash 20% discount code: ROCLONDON

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