Jolyon Palmer and Pascal Wehrlein will form team in the Race of Champions, for the second consecutive year. The british driver was champion of the GP2 in 2014, and the German has won the title in the DTM in 2015, results that will bring them together in the event held at the Olympic Stadium in London between the days 20 and 21 November. Rivals during the individual competition, in the ‘Cup of Nations’ will compete with a common interest, to impose themselves on their rivals. What will be under the name of ‘Team Young Starts’, same as that already used in the last edition.
Jolyon Palmer will be the third british driver on the grid at the F1 in 2016 after signing an agreement with the team Lotus F1. A step forward necessary after winning the GP2 in 2014 with a total of four victories and cocho podiums. Palmer stated with respect to their participation in the Race of Champions: “I’m glad to be back. It was a great event last year, but as british, to compete in London what will make it even more special. It has always been a sporting event, with a good competition. I Hope the fans enjoy, because I am sure that I will”.
Pascal Werhlein contest the Race of Champions in quality of current champion of the DTM, although its great mission of face-to-2016 is to be able to also be in the grill of the F1 World. The German contested the Race of Champions last year in Barbados and is eager to repeat the experience, forming new team with Palmer: “I’m eager to go back and play my second Race of Champions. I liked a lot last year in Barbados and almost got to the end. Now I’m going to try to win this year, after my fantastic year in the DTM”.