The 2010 ROC was certainly exciting for attendees this past weekend in Düsseldorf, Germany, where the event was held. Unfortunately, local hero and newly crowned F1 champion Sebastian Vettel was beaten, with the top prize going to Portuguese GT race driver Filipe Albuquerque.
Albuquerque also beat the likes of seven time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb, who he challenged in the final, as well as Michael Schumacher, Alain Prost and Travis Pastrana.
The Race of Champions has been staged every year since 1988, founded by IMP President Fredrik Johnsson and Michèle Mouton, the world’s most successful female rally driver.
2010 Race of Champions driver list:
Sebastian Vettel, 2010 Formula 1 World Champion
Michael Schumacher, seven-time Formula 1 World Champion
Alain Prost, four-time Formula 1 World Champion
Sébastien Loeb, seven-time World Rally Champion
Mick Doohan, five-time World 500cc Motorcycling Champion
Tanner Foust, 2010 X-Games rally and rallycross gold medallist
Heikki Kovalainen, Formula 1 grand prix winner
Tom Kristensen, eight-time Le Mans 24-Hour race winner
Andy Priaulx, three-time World Touring Car Champion
Jason Plato, two-time British Touring Car Champion
Alvaro Parente, GP2 race winner and winner ROC South Europe 2010
Filipe Albuquerque, A1GP race winner and winner ROC South Europe 2010
Jeroen Bleekemolen, two-time Porsche Supercup Champion
Bertrand Baguette, 2009 World Series by Renault Champion
Carl Edwars, 2007 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion
Travis Pastrana, 11-time X-Games gold medallist