Gasly taking on Vettel, Schumacher and more in Mexico
Pierre Gasly will take on the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Mick Schumacher and David Coulthard in the Race of Champions Nations Cup, having signed up to compete for Team France alongside former World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours winner Loic Duval.
Gasly will step up from Toro Rosso to Red Bull in 2019 and will begin the year sharpening his skills at the exhibition event, held in Mexico City this year.
Drivers with F1 experience such as Esteban Gutierrez and Lucas Di Grassi will also be in action, with record-breaking nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen and triple Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves also in the mix.
Gasly said: "It's a big honour to be taking part in the Race Of Champions for the first time.
"I've known about the event for many years, and I'm excited to see how it works first-hand at last. I know France has a rich tradition of driving success at the event so I'm looking forward to aiming for another strong performance in partnership with Loic in the ROC Nations Cup.
"Most of all I'm looking forward to hearing the noise of the Mexican crowds. I know the Foro Sol well from Formula 1, it's a spectacular venue and we will all put on a great show for the fans."
Duval added: "I've watched the Race Of Champions for years, and I've always been hoping I'd get a chance to have a go for myself.
"Now it's happening for real, I can't wait to take on all these great drivers from motorsport series all over the world – not least in the ROC Nations Cup for Team France alongside Pierre.
"The event looks like an amazing experience and I'm sure the atmosphere at the Foro Sol will be special."
GPFans is a multi-platform, multi-language brand dedicated to Formula One coverage. We bring you all the ins and outs of the sport, 24/7, everything from up-to-the-minute news and features to the latest viral stories and clips.
We believe that a new generation of exciting, outspoken drivers will make F1 more popular than ever before, and we want to give our users access to as much of their heroes as possible, on and off the track. From Lewis Hamilton to Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo to Sebastian Vettel, we provide in-depth analysis of every every Grand Prix in the season, from Australia to Abu Dhabi.
With Formula One under the new ownership of Liberty Media, how the sport is being covered is evolving, and GPFans will look to be at the heart of this progression into new media, as one of the fastest-growing sites covering the king of motorsports.