2012 Bangkok

Results

ROC winner Romain Grosjean
ROC finalist Tom Kristensen
ROC semi-finalists David Coulthard, Michael Schumacher
ROC Nations Cup winners Germany (Michael Schumacher/Sebastian Vettel)
ROC Nations Cup finalists France (Sébastien Ogier/Romain Grosjean)

overview

The Race Of Champions left Europe for only the second time in its 25-year history, heading to the Far East and Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium. The field featured a host of superstars from around the world including two-wheeled greats Jorge Lorenzo and Mick Doohan.

Romain Grosjean made up for a difficult end to his F1 season by beating three motor sport legends in the knockout stages to take his first Champion of Champions title. The Frenchman defeated eight-time Le Mans 24-Hour race winner Tom Kristensen in the best-of-three final after knocking out Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher, who had collected a total of 10 Formula 1 world championships between them.

Vettel and Schumacher had already added the ROC Nations Cup to their haul of silverware for the sixth year in succession. The German pair managed to win all ten of their races in Saturday's event, including a final victory over a strong Team France pairing of Grosjean and the 2011 Champion of Champions Sébastien Ogier.

The weekend began with the first ever ROC Thailand and ROC Asia competitions. Nattavude Charoensukawattana came out on top in the battle of the drivers from the home nation, defeating Tin Sritrai in the final. Team India's Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok then took the ROC Asia title, defeating teams from China, Japan and Thailand.