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Old 01-23-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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More Rossi / Ferrari Rumors

From PlanetF1.com, thought some might find this interesting...

JUST FOR FUN...?
Did anyone believe Valentino Rossi when he said he was trying out a Ferrari F1 car for fun and had no intention to start an F1 career? Certainly the times he put in this week at the Circuit de Catalunya have shown that he has learnt a lot on the Ferrari simulator and can now put it into practice.

The MotoGP champion set a time of 1m21.900s during a qualifying simulation late on Thursday afternoon and although meaningful comparisons are impossible, it looked pretty good to us.

Rossi was using a 2008 Ferrari chassis fitted with GP2 specification slick tyres. Kimi Raikkonen took pole for the 2008 grid with a 1m21.813s. Kimi had the four-groove tyres which would have slowed him, and the car would not have been as developed for an early-season race as it would have been by the end of the year, but he would have had a much much cleaner track to race on.

So, Ferrari's glut of potential drivers continues. Felipe Massa got into the car the day after and completed 400km of running. Surprisingly Ferrari didn't release any times for Massa, having been quite happy to release times for the 'bit of fun' Valentino was having the day before. You'd think it would be the other way round.

Could it be Ferrari want to sign Valentino to a deal before the world realises how good he could be? He's got nothing left to prove in Moto GP and, like the return of Schumi, it would send F1 viewing figures soaring. The 2010 'Silly Season' has started before the 2010 season!
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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Yeah. F1 is faster than MGP.

Not sure about him going to F1 though. He said he would rather rally race.
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Would be cool to see Rossi duke it out in F1
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Old 01-23-2010, 04:22 PM   #5
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thats faster times than what he does un the motogp bike
F1 times will be faster in general. Bikes just can't match the corner speeds. Some of the cool open wheel cars at The Motorsport Ranch lap at sub 1:10 times.

They'll never have the visceral feel of a bike, but I could be pushed into piloting an F1 car.

I'd love to see Rossi get his feet wet in F1, but I doubt he's going to consider racing anything on 4 wheels unless he knows he can be competitive... He wont race simply to race because it's paid for.
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Rossi will probably continue to divert attention with the World Rally talk and may even do that when it is done with Moto GP, but who wouldn't take the opportunity to drive an F1 car whenever it's offered!

There needs to be a 3 car Ferrari F1 team with Schumi, Kimi, and Rossi. I'd like to see those three battle it out in equal equipment.

F1 lap times at most tracks require only about 70 percent of the time that is required for a GP bike lap. Having aero grip and the associated ability to corner at 4.5 Gs does wonders for lap times.
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