Sebastian Vettel took team Germany to a record seventh victory in the Race of Champions Nations Cup single-handedly at Miami’s Marlins Park.
On a Quite sunny afternoon in Miami, champions from the motorsport world initially teamed up to battle for national and regional glory. Further, they zoomed cars on an unusual figure-of-eight style track, providing nonstop action for the race fans for hours.
Vettel was the sole racer for Germany due to Pascal Wehrlein’s withdrawal from Sunday’s action following his accident on Saturday.
Vettel went on to beat USA NASCAR’s team of Kyle and Kurt Busch in the final round. The American brothers won a series of gruesome battles before conceding to the German.
After the ROC Nations Cup event, it was time to raise the national pride stakes with the all-new Ryder Cup-style America vs. The World event. However, this race saw the six American racers took on all the other drivers in a head-to-head bout, to post eight points.
The scores were leveled at 3-3 after the first round, with American triumphs for Kyle and Kurt Busch along with Alexander Rossi. In response, the World posted wins by Juan Pablo Montoya, Tom Kristensen, and Williams’ Felipe Massa.
In the end, it came down to a single winner-takes-all race between 2016 Global Rallycross American winner Scott Speed and Norwegian Petter Solberg in his RX Supercar Lite. Consequently, Solberg won the race in close 8-7 victory for The World.