After an impressive performance at the 2012 Race of Champions in Bangkok, Romain Grosjean was crowned the victor. Romain got through the heats as Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher failed to stop him from getting to the final against 8-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen. In this event, motorsport champions from around the world go up against one another in various types of machinery.
Romain, of the Lotus F1 Team, participated in a three-heat finale. He took the first win in the ROC Buggy and was in the KTM X-Bow for the second. It goes to show that he didn’t need to win the final heat to get the crown but he did it anyway. The win was announced just one day after Romain and Team France team-mate, Sébastian Ogier, the 2011 Race of Champions Champion, came in at second place to the Team Germany partnership of Vettel and Schumacher in the Race of Champions Nations Cup.
According to Romain Grosjean, the 2012 Race of Champions Champion, it feels “pretty special” for his year to end with being the Champion of Champions. He shared that the road to where he is now wasn’t easy.
He competed with Sebastian Vettel in the quarter-final then he went up against Michael Schumacher in the semi-final. For the final, he beat Tom Kristensen. When combining the successes of these drivers, there are 10 Formula 1 titles and 8 Le Mans championships. He also talked about the “great time” that he had in Bangkok with the various competitors. He thanked his fans for their support at the event and for the rest of 2012.