F1 » Ferrari's Massa and Domenicali admit they want Rossi in F1


Ferrari star Felipe Massa and team principal Stefano Domenicali contend that record-breaking MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi would be 'welcome' to race a third car for the Scuderia in F1 - if only the regulations permitted it

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Realfan 10 - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 12:58 PM

Obviously Massa doesn't read the motorcycle press. He would become #2 to Rossi with the GOAT dictating future team recruitment. He is not willing to have a team mate who threatens his #1 status within the team. He creates a personal war between his nearest rivals. F1 doesn't need him, although I cannot deny it might be an interesting scenario as long as he races on equal terms.

Commodore S - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 1:48 PM

@ Taz

I am a Stoner Fan however no one can take away the achievements of Rossi.

Whilst he is a competitor his place within Motorsport is on two wheels.

F1 is a long way from this experience.

Stoner intends to compete in our V8 Supercar Championship when it comes time however he also will have to climb the ranks through the feeder series.

Troy Bayliss has given the V8s a shot without making an imprint

For Rossi to attempt F1 without progressing through a feeder series is a big ask. By the time he decides two wheels are no longer his deal and learns the craft of open wheelers age will defeat him/

Unfortunate but true.

dundriver

January 18, 2010 1:52 PM

With the return of Michael, F1 would be exciting once again. Vale still has records and challenges (stoner, jorge, dani) to keep him busy and excited in motogp for the next five years at least. I seriously don't see him coming over to F1.

Taz - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 1:56 PM

@Commodore S

I don't think it's a good idea either for the record and neither does he judging by what he said recently.

I think he's keen on doing more rallying.

Realfan 10 - Unregistered

January 18, 2010 2:00 PM

@TAZ I am not a Stoner fan but a fan of equality and straight racing without all the bullsh1t. I was a big Rossi fan in the early days, but I believe he has done himself no favours in recent years by bringing bad sportmanship into the equation. He should watch WC Speedway and take a leaf out of their book regarding sportsmanship. Biaggi, Gibenau and now Lorenzo all suffered animosity. He is now dictating to Yamaha that its him or Lorenzo in the 2011 team, sounds to me like he's running scared.

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