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Rossi tests Ferrari F1 car at Mugello

The MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi tested a Ferrari Formula One car at Mugello, a track where he was won seven years running.
Valentino Rossi, the MotoGP world champion, was invited to test the 2008 Ferrari F1 car as a gift for winning the premier motorcycle racing class.
Valentino Rossi, the MotoGP world champion, was invited to test the 2008 Ferrari F1 car as a gift for winning the premier motorcycle racing class.

SCARPERIA, ITALY // The MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi tested a Ferrari Formula One car at Mugello, a track where he was won seven years running. Rossi drove the F2008, the car used by Ferrari drivers Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen in the recently concluded Formula One season. The Ferrari team director Stefano Domenicali was on hand, although Rossi is apparently no longer considering a full-time switch to Formula One.

Rossi also tested with Ferrari in 2005 and 2006, after which he decided to stick with motorcycling. Ferrari offered him another chance as a gift for winning this year's MotoGP title. Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni said that Rossi completed more than 20 laps in the morning, with more testing scheduled for the afternoon and Friday. He refused to provide details. "We're not here for times," Colajanni said.

*AP

Updated: November 20, 2008 04:00 AM

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