Romain Grosjean wins 2012 Race of Champions in Bangkok
Formula One star, Romain Grosjean claimed the trophy for Race of Champions at Bangkok. This has been his victory over both Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher. The French racer also beat Le Mans victor Tom Kristensen in best of three finals. Grosjean started of this season in controversy in his Formula One Lotus car while he ended the year on a good note at the Bangkok Rajamangala Stadium which was packed to capacity. The racer was ecstatic at his victory bringing to an end a tough F1 season but finally winning him a podium finish.
This three day competition also saw some of the best competitors including Jorge Lorenzo and Indian racers Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandok. Race of Champions took place on Sunday in which 16 racers participated. They were divided into four groups competing against each other in identical vehicles with Grosjean finishing in first place followed by David Coulthard in second spot in Group A, and China’s Ho Pin Tung ahead of Tom Kristensen in Group B.
After the race, Romain told reporters, “It’s been a tough end to the F1 season but I finally got back on the podium yesterday [Saturday], and now this! That’s what I’d call a crazy day! It got a bit tough in the group stages but I managed to make it through. Then I had to face Sebastian Vettel in the quarter-final before Michael Schumacher in the semi-final – the two Germans who beat us in yesterday’s ROC Nations Cup final. Then I had the final with Tom. We’ve had a good history at this event and I’ve raced him before so it was good to face him in the final. I got a bit of extra luck to be in the right car at the right time but it felt good. It’s great to get this win before I head off for a holiday. Thanks to everyone in Thailand because the welcome has been fantastic.” For more information, scroll down.