Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has played down the chances of an F1 race being held on the streets of Rome after admitting that he can't see Italy being granted a second race.

A race in the capital city has been mooted for some time with Bernie Ecclestone reportedly keen to see the event run alongside the Italian Grand Prix at Monza - which is one of the few classic F1 races still on the schedule.

Ferrari has remained quiet on the story since it first broke before president Luca di Montezemolo was quoted as saying that he would like to see a 'one race per nation' limit imposed, which would rule out a race in Rome.

Prior to leaving Maranello for a meeting of the Formula One Teams Association in London, Domenicali reiterated that view although he admitted that it wasn't down to the teams to decide where races are held.

"Our position is very clear and leaves no room for interpretation," he said. "Our sport is increasingly expanding the number of countries hosting a grand prix and all the teams are in agreement about that. Therefore it is inevitable that it will no longer be possible to have two races in the same nation.

"It's not the job of the teams who choose where a grand prix is held, that's up to the commercial rights holder. Everything else is pure speculation."

Italy last held two F1 races back in 2006 in the final year for the San Marino GP at Imola, with Spain the only nation on the calendar to currently have two races - with the Spanish GP at Catalunya and the European GP on the streets of Valencia.



Loading Comments...