Doctor Rossi – “Maverick is very young and very strong. He will be the opponent to beat. I know all about a strong teammate. Mav has quickly were at the same level of Lorenzo.” Valentino Rossi speaks in front of the microphones of Sky Sport MotoGP during a break in the Monza Rally.
“Now the real holiday begins and I’ll try to enjoy me. Because the season is very long. Maybe I’m going skiing for a while. Then, I’ll start training in January.” he said. The Doctor also speaks of the clamorous withdrawal of Nico Rosberg. The new F1 world champion will abandon racing world. “I didn’t know that. It would be nice. If they want to call me, Wolff’s got my number.” So Valentino Rossi commented the hypothesis that the Mercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff may consider him as a replacement for Nico Rosberg.
The Doctor Rossi in F1
Wolff made the name of Rossi, along with others, with a joke. “If I would do a test? How could I say no. I was lucky enough to try the Ferrari.” added the Doctor. “I’m good friends with so many guys in Maranello. It would probably be a means betrayal, but how can you not try the Mercedes if I ask? It would be very difficult.” And on the withdrawal of Rosberg. “They are personal choices so that they cannot think and say whether he is right or not.”
Rossi with the Ferrari
In 2008, Doctor Rossi made some laps at Mugello with the Ferrari F1. A real success. Rossi tried the Italian F1 in 2005 and 2006 in Valencia, Mugello and Fiorano, which someone spoke of a possible transition from two to four wheels. Doctor Rossi tried the F2008 of Kimi Raikkonen, who sported a livery with the number 46.
“Driving a Ferrari on a track like Mugello is something unreal, unbelievable and it is a pleasure to work with people of great level such as those that were here today on the track. We did a nice job in a professional way, trying to improve lap after lap.” said at the end of the 2008 test the Italian pilot.