Schumacher and Vettel have taken Team Germany to victory in the Race of Champions Nations Cup

Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel has led Team Germany to a fifth successive Nations Cup title in the annual Race of Champions event in Dusseldorf, beating Team Nordic’s pairing of Le Mans racer Tom Kristensen and rally driver Juho Hänninen in the final.

Schumacher beat Le Mans multiple-winner Kristensen in the first leg, while Vettel cruised to victory in the second race against Hanninen to take Team Germany to an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-race finale.

The annual Race of Champions features legends from a range of motorsport disciplines doing battle in cars including Audi R8 LMS, Skoda Fabia Super 2000 and KTM X-Bow on parallel circuits in the stadium.

Team Nordic’s passage to the finale came courtesy of a comfortable win over Team France (rally driver Sébastien Ogier and GP2 champion Romain Grosjean).

Team Germany was made to work a little harder, after it needed three races to beat Team Great Britain (Jenson Button and former WTCC champion Andy Priaulx).

Sunday’s action sees the entire field of drivers compete for individual honours.

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Richard Bailey

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