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Old 04-21-2010, 08:43 AM   #1
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Ferrari 'would do everything' to get Rossi into F1

Ferrari has redoubled its efforts to convince record-breaking multiple MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi to switch from two wheels to four - with Luca di Montezemolo revealing he 'would do everything' to get the FIAT Yamaha star into a third scarlet machine in F1 2011
'The Doctor' himself might repeatedly dismiss the notion, his FIAT Yamaha team boss Davide Brivio might fear it and the chances of three-car teams in F1 2011 might be as remote as ever – but undeterred, Ferrari has sent out its boldest signal yet that it wants record-breaking multiple MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi competing in one of its scarlet cars next year.

Rumours of an eventual transition from the pinnacle of international two-wheeled racing to its four-wheeled equivalent have been rife in motorsport paddocks around the world for some time, fuelled by a number of Ferrari testing outings for the Italian in recent years.

The latest of those – around Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya aboard a two-year-old F2008 back in January – saw Rossi impressively close to barely two tenths of a second shy of the lap record around the track, set by Kimi Raikkonen, and to within a tenth of the Finn's 2008 Spanish Grand Prix pole position benchmark.

Still the insistence from the 30-year-old Urbino native is that his head will not be turned and that his immediate future lies in motorcycling and in the longer-term perhaps rallying – but equally, still the famous Prancing Horse is seemingly refusing to take 'no' for an answer...

“We want a third car and I would do everything to have Valentino,” the Scuderia's president Luca di Montezemolo is quoted as having said by Reuters. “When he wins this year's MotoGP, enough is enough – he must also win in Formula 1.”

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/158...i_into_f1.html

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Old 04-21-2010, 09:06 AM   #2
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I don't really follow F-1 or WRC but I found this in an issue of "FastBikes" (british bike mag) from 2006:

"Last month we reported that F1 champ Fernando Alonso played down Rossi's chances in F1, then claimed he could step on the podium of a MotoGP race within three years.
Never one to be outdone Rossi's retort wasn't long in the making. Vale has reportedly suggested some form of racing challenge, consisting of F1 cars, rally cars and MotoGP bikes.
Whoever's quickest overall three being 'the man'. You have to admire Rossi's confidence in throwing down the gauntlet."

I thought it was an interesting idea and I wonder if anything like that might ever happen...
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oh look,they're having a contest.
this will never happen,contract simply wont let them........
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oh look,they're having a contest.
this will never happen,contract simply wont let them........
What contract do you speak of?

Anything is possible. Ferrari brings too much $$ and clout to F1 for them not to at least consdier allowing a third car. Much like Ducati in WSBK, Ferrari is going to get what they want; one way or another.
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What contract do you speak of?

Anything is possible. Ferrari brings too much $$ and clout to F1 for them not to at least consdier allowing a third car. Much like Ducati in WSBK, Ferrari is going to get what they want; one way or another.


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