MotoGP ace's boss claims Ferrari could tempt Valentino Rossi into F1 in 2011

Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP boss is worried his prize asset will be lured into Formula One by Ferrari.

Rossi currently rides for Yamaha, although reports claim the 30-year-old Italian will switch to Ducati for the 2011 MotoGP season. But Yamaha team manager Davide Brivio claims a Ferrari switch would be of more interest to Rossi.

“The greatest danger is Ferrari," Brivio told Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport.

Rossi impressed with his pace in an extensive two-day test for Ferrari at Barcelona last week, and Brivio believes his excellent lap times wouldn’t have gone unnoticed within the walls of Maranello.

“I have to be worried about these excellent times because Valentino really could get the desire to change sport," said Brivio.

Rossi himself has played down a switch to Formula One, claiming a switch to rallying is of more interest to him. But Rossi could be tempted if Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo’s plans to run a third Ferrari car in 2011 come to fruition.

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26 January 2010

Don't they roll this story out every year?

26 January 2010

He`ll finish at Ducati,the perfect end to a glittering Moto GP career and why not..!!

A true genius on a bike,tamed the brutal two strokes and moved without fuss to the four strokes,seems to be one of those guys who would have been good at any motorsport,and seems way too happy when he wins to be in formula 1(Button and Schumacher aside)...

26 January 2010

Great as he is on two wheels, i don't think moving on to four is a good move, he has a rare talent, a talent which sees him get that extra 1% out of the bike, even a bad bike, but he no John Surtees, and anyway if three car teams aren,t ruled out,who are Ferrari going to get rid of ? exactly, who's going to tell Fernando "sorry, but we're going with Rossi", oooh! i can hear the rattle hit the ground from here!

Peter Cavellini.

26 January 2010

He no John Surtees? He hasn't had the chance to prove it yet. Not on four wheels, anyway.

26 January 2010

What a breath of fresh air it would see him in F1.

Determined, brave, and such a joy to see someone enjoying what they do, win or lose.

26 January 2010

The drama he will bring on and off the track will liven up one of the stuffiest sport events.

F1 will have to let him celebrate like he does now in MotoGP - they are all part of the show and us as fans love him as much for his (and his followers) antics. This is one of the reasons he is loved by so many people - respect on track and knows how to please the crowd off it so to speak.

The question is, should the move be made, will the close knit "upper circle" in F1 see fit to let it happen, or be relentless with ......regulation x y z states you must not....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Come on Rossi, shake up the machine and give it some very colourful life.

Back to FWD Sad

26 January 2010

This story does seems to roll round every so often. Rossi could probably handle F1 but I'm not the F1 establishment could handle him. He's probably better off going to rallying once he hangs up his motorcycle boots - it may suit his flambouant attitude a little better; it would certainly be interesting to add him to the mix of Loeb and Hirvonen in the rallying circle.

26 January 2010

Hopefully, Rossi will give F1 a miss - and go to the WRC, he'll be more appreciated there, with the more relaxed atmosphere, and none of all the politics and everything else that ruins F1. Also, it would be the WRC sticking 2 fingers up to F1, and about time to - Rallying is far better than going round in circles.

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