DEDICATED ROC WIN TO SCHUMI: German Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel paid tribute to F1 legend Michael Schumacher after he won the event in London. Image: AP / Kerstin Joensson
London, England - Sebastian Vettel dedicated his victory in the Race of Champions event at London's Olympic Stadium at the weekend November to Michael Schumacher.
Together, the two Germans dominated the multi-discipline stadium-racing contest for years, but ever since late 2013 Vettel's mentor Schumacher has been recovering from his near-fatal skiing fall.
"We wish him all the best"
Vettel said: "It is a shame that he cannot be here with us now, it's difficult for us all.
The German competed against the likes of F1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo, Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg, Jenson Button, Romain Grosjean and many other names across the world of international motor racing, told SID news agency.
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The Ferrari driver added: "We know that he (Michael) keeps fighting, we know that he's not well, so we wish him all the best," the Ferrari driver added.
Vettel said: "It is generally a difficult issue, but clearly I think almost everyone here knows him personally. The bottom line is that he is a good friend, and a friend that we are missing here now."
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