2013 Race of Champions

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2013 Race of Champions
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The 2013 Race of Champions was due to be the 26th running of the Race of Champions, and was due to take place over 14–15 December 2013 at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.[1] However the event was cancelled on 2 December due to political unrest in Bangkok.[2]


Champions from numerous series were invited, while also invited was nine-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen.

Listed below are drivers who had been announced to compete prior to the event's cancellation.

Team Drivers 2013 series
Australia Australia Mick Doohan[3] none
Australia Jamie Whincup[4] V8 Supercars
Austria Austria Felix Baumgartner[5] VW Scirocco R-Cup
France France Sébastien Ogier[6] WRC
Germany Germany Michael Schumacher[7] WSKC
Germany Sebastian Vettel[8] F1
Great Britain United Kingdom David Coulthard[9] none
United Kingdom Susie Wolff[9] none
India India Karun Chandhok[10] FIA GT
India Narain Karthikeyan[10] Auto GP
Scandinavia Sweden Mattias Ekström[11] DTM
Denmark Tom Kristensen[12] WEC
Switzerland Switzerland Fabio Leimer[13] GP2


Cars that had been announced.[14]

The track[edit]

A 697 metres tarmac track was constructed in the Rajamangala Stadium. The track had a bridge to connect the outer lane with the inner lane in an 8 shape track. All the races were planned to be 2 laps (1.394 km).


  1. ^ "Race Of Champions returns to Bangkok". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Race Of Champions 2013 Update". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Motorcycling legend Mick Doohan signs up for ROC 2013". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  4. ^ "V8 Supercar great Jamie Whincup returns to ROC". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  5. ^ "'Space Dive' record-breaker Felix Baumgartner to race at ROC". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  6. ^ "New World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier back for more". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 8 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  7. ^ "F1 legend Michael Schumacher back to ROC Bangkok". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Race of Champions called off due to political unrest in Bangkok". the Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2013."Vettel and Schumacher were due to take part"
  9. ^ a b "Susie Wolff to team up with David Coulthard at ROC 2013". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Chandhok and Karthikeyan re-unite for Team India". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  11. ^ Mattias Ekstrom confirms return to Race of Champions - Autosport, 11 November 2013
  12. ^ "Record-breaker Kristensen extends ROC run". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  13. ^ "GP2 Series Champion Fabio Leimer joins ROC line-up". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  14. ^ a b "Ariel Atom Cup completes stunning car line-up for ROC 2013". raceofchampions.com. Race of Champions. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.

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