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F1 Not Appealing for Rossi

MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has ruled out switching to Formula One in the future after claiming the sport is not appealing enough for him

The Italian, linked with a move to Formula One since he tested a Ferrari at Fiorano, said he will "stick to motorbikes forever", claiming the driver does not make a significant difference.

"As far as I'm concerned, I hadn't seen a race on TV for a long time, but I did for the race in Canada, and I realize that the driver's task is to take the car to the finish," Rossi told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I don't think there is enough satisfaction there for me.

"I won't take F1 in consideration for my future. There is the pleasure of winning and developing a bike here. When I'm tired I will dedicate myself to a quieter life, with less pressures."

Six-time motorcycle champion Rossi was also linked with a switch to the World Rally Championship after Fiat Motorsport boss Matilde Tomagnini said he would like the rider to join the Italian company in its WRC campaign.

Rossi, however, ruled that out too.

"To go from the highest technology on two wheels to a Punto seems a bit too much," he said.

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