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MotoGP rider wants to race for Ferrari in F1 - if it is allowed to have three cars on the grid
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7 June 2010

Valentino Rossi has stated his desire to race for Ferrari’s Formula One team in the future – providing the team’s plan to be allowed to run a third car come to fruition.

The MotoGP star has tested for the team on several occasions, most recently over the winter, and has always impressed Ferrari’s top brass with his pace, in particular president Luca di Montezemolo.

Rossi recently ruled out an F1 switch to be one of Ferrari’s lead two drivers, but the Italian is keen to race in the third Ferrari should one ever appear on the grid.

“I would like to explore the possibility of a third car for myself," the Yamaha rider told Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy.

He also said Ferrari should replace Felipe Massa with Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel to have a “strong team”.

“To have a strong team like Yamaha's, Ferrari should hire Sebastian Vettel alongside Alonso," he said.

Rossi is expected to be on crutches for at least six weeks in the wake of his leg-breaking crash in practice for the Italian Grand Prix last weekend.

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SpiritOfSenna 8 June 2010

Re: Rossi keen on Ferrari F1 drive

The Colonel wrote:
Like Valentino Rossi, I'm keen on a Ferrari F1 drive, and both of my legs are facing in the correct direction, so by my reckoning my keeness and anatomical correctness put me ahead of him in the queue.

And surely a Colonel outranks a Professor, does he not?

After all, you can have some squaddies take him out and shoot him, whereas he could only throw books at you.

The Colonel 7 June 2010

Re: Rossi keen on Ferrari F1 drive

SpiritOfSenna wrote:
Val Doonican in a Virgin?

Some may be suprised to know that Val Doonican is still very much with us. Still, if he were to get into a virgin, it would probably kill him...though he should probably get a posthumous Knighthood for trying.

Like Valentino Rossi, I'm keen on a Ferrari F1 drive, and both of my legs are facing in the correct direction, so by my reckoning my keeness and anatomical correctness put me ahead of him in the queue.

Peter Cavellini 7 June 2010

Re: Rossi keen on Ferrari F1 drive

Might be a good wild card instead of having that dead from the neck up Kimi, if Kimi put as much effort into his driving as his nocturnal habits he'd be unbeatable, but as we all know he only trys if he thinks he can win otherwise he sits where ever he feels like, yeah, i hope Rossi gets a chance, he really gives 100%, unlike some.

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