Champions of WRC and MotoGP test F1 cars


5 times winner of WRC, Sebastian Loeb and 6 times winner of MotoGP, Valentino Rossi last week tested Red Bull and Ferrari respectively.

Loeb’s test was a present from Red Bull to celebrate his fifth rally title. He was eighth quickest of 17 runners.  He has been hailed fast enough for Formula One by the Red Bull Racing team. Team guesses that he is running somewhere in the midfield, which is mighty impressive. But will Loeb ever drive in F1? No says Loeb.

“Maybe I am too old,” he told Autosport. “If I was going to do that, it’s something that I should have thought about doing a few years ago. This only came about because it was an opportunity offered to me by Red Bull.

Redbull

Meanwhile, Valentino clocked 1min 22.5 sec in Mugello circuit. Ferrari’s current race drivers Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen have posted laps in the 1min 21s with a similar configuration to the F2008 machine. Rossi says he can be a good F1 driver.

“With a lot of work I could have become a good F1 driver. It is hard to say if I would have become a winner or not, but the potential was there,” he told reporters, in the company of Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

Pictures of Rossi

Rossi

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