Jenson Button and David Coulthard have both confirmed that they will be competing in next months Race of Champions event in Miami between January 21-22.
Button, who 'retired' from Formula 1 this season, has competed in the RoC on five previous occasions and was runner-up in the 2009 Beijing event alongside Nations Cup team-mate Andy Priaulx, losing out to Germany's Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.
"I’m delighted to be coming back to the Race Of Champions once again. It is always a great event with a special atmosphere. You get to race against the best drivers from all over the world and we enjoy our time both on and off the track as we meet old friends from all the different motor sport series," he said of the event.
“The main thing is that everyone wants to put on a good show for the fans – and we only pretend to play it cool before giving it everything when we’re revving up the cars on the line. I urge race fans to get themselves to Miami in January to enjoy the action up close and personal and to give us a cheer."
Coulthard will also make a return to the annual motorsport event in the hope of claiming back his Champion of Champions crown which he won in 2014.
"I’m delighted to be coming back to the Race Of Champions. I was proud to win it a couple of years ago, beating off drivers who I’ll admit are younger and more talented than me! But that’s the nature of the knockout system. You also get a chance to compare your driving with a wide range of different drivers from all over the world in a lot of different vehicles, while having fun out of the car.
"The Race Of Champions is even better for race fans. 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. If anyone wants to remember why they enjoy motor sport, they should come along. Look forward to seeing you in Miami."
The pair join other confirmed F1 drivers including Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa as well as motorsport stars from other series including Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, Indianapolis 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan and Alexander Rossi, as well as rallycross greats Petter Solberg and Scott Speed plus NASCAR champion Kurt Busch.