British motorsport fans could be treated to the sight of Lewis Hamilton going head-to-head with Michael Schumacher in December - with the current Formula 1 Championship leader being lined up for a place in the annual end of season Race of Champions event.

The event, which has been held at the Stade de France for the past three years, will head to the new Wembley Stadium in London to celebrate its 20th anniversary, with seven time F1 champion Schumacher currently headlining the confirmed entry list - which also includes David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Colin McRae and Andy Priaulx.

Having taken Formula 1 by storm so far this season, Hamilton is also high on the list of potential entrants into the event, which sees stars of track racing and rallying go head-to-head around a stadium circuit.

"We are very confident of selling out the event and obviously we would be delighted if Lewis could come and participate," event organiser Fredrik Johnsson told Crash.net Radio during the launch at Wembley. "Every time I have spoken to him and his father, he has expressed an interest in coming along and competing. At the moment, McLaren are asking him to concentrate on Formula One which is normal and something that we respect fully, so we just hope that as the season goes on we can reach a solution which will allow him to participate.

"For McLaren and Lewis to have a celebration here at Wembley at the end of the season would be great. Could there be a better venue for the British fans to celebrate a historic season - whatever the outcome? To have finished on the podium in seven races and win the last two is brilliant and Lewis is a fantastic guy both on and off the race track."

The addition of Hamilton would provide extra kudos to the event already boosted by the appearance of Schumacher on the entry list - the former Ferrari ace hoping to avenge his defeat to Heikki Kovalainen back in 2004.

"We are extremely happy that Michael has agreed to come back and compete at the Race of Champions,"" Johnsson added. "It will be a unique occasion for people to come along and see arguably the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time and we are thrilled that he will be here."

 

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