Race of Champions back in London

The Race of Champions is returning to London this November with David Coulthard out to defend his title on home soil.

Organisers have confirmed that this year's event, which will take place on November 20-21, will be held at the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The annual end-of-season event sees the world's best drivers from all series go head-to-head in the Nations Cup as well as the individual Race of Champions.

Coulthard, who won the title in Barbados last year, is happy to see the RoC return to London having previously been held at Wembley Stadium.

"It's fantastic that the Race Of Champions is coming to London," said the former F1 driver.

"Each of the events has been special in its own way but with so much racing heritage in the UK and as a Brit myself, to host it here in an iconic venue like the former Olympic Stadium is a big deal. I'm sure it will be the best one so far.

"There seem to be some people who aren't enjoying this Formula 1 season as much as previous years. If they want to rediscover the reason why they enjoy motor sport, they should come along to the Race Of Champions.

"The stadium environment is what makes it special. You look down on the cars from the grandstands so it gives you a view you wouldn't get in many venues. When it comes to getting so close to the action, the nearest thing would be Monaco in F1.

"I'm proud yet slightly embarrassed to have won it last year. There are younger and more talented drivers who take part but that's the nature of the knockout system. You get a chance to compare your driving with a wide range of different drivers in a lot of different vehicles. Somebody has to win so it may as well be me…"