Valentino Rossi almost switched to F1 says father
Honda F1 website
Honda website

DECEMBER 16, 2016

Valentino Rossi almost switched to F1 says father

Valentino Rossi's father has admitted the MotoGP legend came "very, very close" to switching to formula one a decade ago.

Graziano Rossi, himself a former international motorcycle racing star, told the Italian press that his now 37-year-old Italian son's multiple tests for Ferrari last decade were extremely serious.

"Valentino was very, very close to being a formula one driver," he said.

"The only thing comparable to MotoGP is F1; anything else would have been a step backwards. But he didn't do it because his love for MotoGP was too big."

(GMM)

Other stories for DECEMBER 16, 2016

MERCEDES SEAT INTRIGUE TO CONTINUE FOR NOW

VALENTINO ROSSI ALMOST SWITCHED TO F1 SAYS FATHER

HELLMUND, KFC, LINKED WITH MANOR BUYOUT

VETTEL EMERGING AS MERCEDES FAVOURITE FOR 2018

MERCEDES WILL BE STRONG AGAIN IN 2017 SAYS BRAWN

AUSTRIAN BROADCASTER TO END F1 DEAL FOR 2020