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POLL: Could Valentino Rossi succeed in F1?

Vote in our latest F1 poll and have your say now on if you think Valentino Rossi could succeed in F1.
Felipe Massa and Stefano Domenicali have both admitted that record-breaking multiple MotoGP World champion Valentino Rossi would be 'welcome' in F1 should governing body the FIA consent to teams being allowed to run three cars rather than just two.

Rossi will try out for Ferrari in a 2008-spec car at Barcelona next week as a reward for his 2009 riders' crown – his seventh in the premier class, and ninth at world level outright – and the test has fuelled speculation that the Italian could yet make the switch over to MotoGP's two-wheeled equivalent once he hangs up his motorcycling helmet.

At just 30 still and with a number of test appearances for the Scuderia already under his belt in recent years – one of which even prompted seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, the most successful driver in the sport's history, to remark that the Urbino native would be good enough to race at the front in the top flight – the rumours linking Rossi to an eventual F1 future with Ferrari refuse to go away, much as the man himself might deny them.

So do you think he has what it takes to deliver in F1?

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stavros - Unregistered

January 19, 2010 11:15 AM

Depends entirely on your definition of 'cutting it'. Could he win the title inside 3 seasons.. I seriously doubt it. Could he get some decent results and finish mid pack.. probably so.

FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

January 19, 2010 11:28 AM

I'd love to see 46 in F1. It would as big a story as Schumi's comeback. As for "cutting it." If he could make Q3 in qualifying then he's cutting it no problem. Dont think it will happen tho

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