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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Rossi to Ferrari

Seven times world champions Valentino Rossi and Michael Schumacher have a lot in common

Last week Rossi lapped within two tenths of Raikkonen's lap record at the Barcelona circuit. His pace and ability to learn are not in doubt.

Italy is looking for a new favourite now that Schumacher has left for Mercedes.

Schumacher may have had in mind following John Surtees to be a champion in motorcycling as well as Ferrari F1. However a series of accidents on two wheels hampered his progress and then delayed him returning to F1.

Now both drivers are aiming for eight championships.

Ferrari will likely replace one of their drivers with Rossi in 2011, and again will have a driver with the highest status in their premier brand.