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Rossi talks F1

Reigning seven time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi, whose present Yamaha contract expires at the end of this season, looks to have ruled himself out of a full-time Ferrari F1 drive - but has confirmed an interest in driving a third Ferrari.

Third cars are currently not allowed in F1, but Ferrari - which has a 2010 driver line-up of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa - is pushing for a rule change, which would potentially clear the way for Rossi to make his F1 race debut as a 'wild-card' or even to do a full season in the 'satellite' Ferrari.

"To have a strong team like Yamaha's [in MotoGP], Ferrari should hire [Red Bull's] Sebastian Vettel alongside Alonso," Rossi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I would like to explore the possibility of a third car for myself."

Most expect Rossi to re-sign with Yamaha, but that wouldn't rule out 'wild-card' drives, with Rossi previously taking part in WRC rounds as well as F1 tests while under contract with Yamaha.


Tagged as: Ferrari , Valentino Rossi

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R6ex - Unregistered

June 04, 2010 10:30 AM

Actually, its MotoGP that badly needs a 3rd bike. The grid is now made up of so few riders that its pathetic. Look at the crowded freight train of every WSBK race! Exciting! Anyway, I'd like to see Rossi win an F1 title before he retires. :p

Wolfman - Unregistered

June 04, 2010 11:26 AM

I don't know about anyone else, but I am sick of hearing about wether or not Rossi will go to F1. I agree with one of the earlier comments, it's MotoGP that needs 3 bike teams.



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