David Coulthard has asked Lewis Hamilton to join him at this year's Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium to help him land the elusive Nations Cup title for Britain.
Suggesting that the new world champion 'do it for your country', the Scot added his voice to calls for Hamilton break what is certain to be an exhausting schedule resulting from his title triumph and turn out at the end-of-season spectacular where the top men from F1, WRC and other international categories come together.
Coulthard, whose F1 career came to a premature end on lap one in Brazil, had confirmed his return to the RoC prior to the Interlagos weekend, but is waiting to discover the identity of his team-mate in the second two-man Great Britain team having partnered the late Colin McRae and the WRC champion's younger brother Alister in recent years. Jenson Button and multiple WTCC champion Andy Priaulx are already confirmed in the other half of the British line-up.
"I need your help," Coulthard implored Hamilton, "Do it for your country..... It would certainly help me a great deal if Lewis would come along - I'd love to ride on his coat-tails and win something!"
The Scot's call echoes that already made by RoC co-ordinator Fredrik Johnsson, who revealed on Friday that the McLaren driver has been given an open invitation to join the 14 December event.
"Lewis has said that he wants to do it," Johnson confirmed, "It's a question of whether the team will let him, and whether it is possible with his obviously very busy schedule. The invitation is open. We've got a second space on Team F1 Racing
Should Hamilton bow to pressure and appear at Wembley, he would have the opportunity to go head-to-head with seven time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher, who quit the sport the year before the Briton graduated to the top flight. Schumacher was one half of Germany's Nations Cup-winning partnership last season, along with Sebastian Vettel. Mark Webber is also confirmed on this year's entry list.