Ask Gary: Is there value in crossovers like Hamilton/Rossi?
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Ask Gary: Is there value in crossovers like Hamilton/Rossi?

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Is there any value for a Formula 1 team in organising a crossover such as Valentino Rossi and Lewis Hamilton's? Can Ferrari gain from an early car launch? Gary Anderson answers these questions and more

Javier Rodriguez, via email

It's great to see a crossover between top sports personalities, as it gives them a greater respect for what others have achieved.

Rossi is no rookie when it comes to driving an F1 car, as he did a lot of testing with Ferrari and was even considered for a race seat, but I'm happy he didn't take up that challenge. For someone that is used to getting the best performance in a sport that is all about reading the signals that is coming through the seat of your pants, F1 is not all that different from MotoGP.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alexander Rossi , Lewis Hamilton
Author Gary Anderson