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Ferrari: Rossi can have fun in F1

"I think that Rossi's aim lies in winning with an Italian motorcycle and therefore not in our sport"
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo believes seven time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi will now only return to an F1 cockpit for occasional fun, rather than a career change.

Rossi has tested Ferrari F1 cars off-and-on since 2004, often setting an encouraging pace, and is frequently linked with some kind of formal role at the team.

However di Montezemolo feels that by signing up for a new (two-year) MotoGP challenge at Ducati, 31-year-old Rossi has made his priorities clear.

“Vale in Ferrari red? I don't think so and I'm happy to see Massa and Alonso in red, just as I would be happy to see Valentino once again having fun in a Formula 1 car when the occasion arises,” Montezemolo is quoted as saying at this week's Ferrari/Ducati Wrooom press event.

“However, I think that his aim lies in winning with an Italian motorcycle and therefore not in our sport: I believe he has evaluated his situation well and that he is right.”


Tagged as: Ferrari , Ducati , Valentino Rossi

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Sweeble - Unregistered

January 17, 2011 4:07 AM

Why go to a sterile place like F1 when you can take part in MotoGP where real men still occasionally pass each other? F1 - all that money, all that effort, for what?

GoodVibes - Unregistered

January 15, 2011 7:05 PM

Ok Ferrari it is just for fun.Do you seriously think that I considered Rossi was ever going or was even capable?Can't wait to see Rossi racing on the Ducati and unless they fix the turn like a piano characteristic he has no hope.No more Yamaha huge turning/handling advantage for him.I hope he stays fit and healthy in 2011 and somehow can get up there and mix it up.Full exposure.



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