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Sport 'Me and Lewis Hamilton will have some fun': MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi ready for ride swap as F1 champion predicts 'surreal' switch

05:10  08 december  2019
05:10  08 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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some fun ': MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi ready for ride swap as F 1 champion predicts Six-time F 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are preparing for a ride swap in Hamilton , who collected his F 1 champion 's trophy at an FIA gala in Paris on Friday, will

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MONTMELO, SPAIN - JUNE 15:  Lewis Hamilton (L) and Valentino Rossi attend the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya-Race on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images) © 2014 Europa Press MONTMELO, SPAIN - JUNE 15: Lewis Hamilton (L) and Valentino Rossi attend the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya-Race on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Six-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are preparing for a ride swap in Spain on Monday, with the Briton 'super excited' at the prospect.

Hamilton, who collected his F1 champion's trophy at an FIA gala in Paris on Friday, will head to Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit for the closed event organised by mutual sponsor Monster.

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Racing News: Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are preparing for a ride swap in Spain on Monday I think me and @LewisHamilton will have some fun soon 🤤 @MonsterEnergy @Mercedesamgf1 yamahamotogp #LH44VR46 @ Mer… https

champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are preparing for a ride swap in Hamilton , who collected his F 1 champion 's trophy at an FIA gala in Paris on Friday, will head to "Just being on the same track at the same time as Valentino is going to be very, very surreal , and a

'I think me and @LewisHamilton will have some fun soon,' Rossi teased on his Instagram feed next to a picture of him sitting in a Mercedes F1 car. 

The 40-year-old Italian, a nine-time world champion with seven of those coming in the top MotoGP class, will drive a 2017 Mercedes while Hamilton gets to ride Rossi's Yamaha.

a close up of Valentino Rossi: Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is about to drive Lewis Hamilton's 2017 Mercedes © Provided by Daily Mail Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is about to drive Lewis Hamilton's 2017 Mercedes Rossi has driven a F1 car before, several times with Ferrari between 2004 and 2010 when there was speculation he could follow in the tracks of the late Britons John Surtees and Mike Hailwood and switch from two wheels to four.

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Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are “I think me and @LewisHamilton will have some fun soon,” Rossi teased on his Instagram feed next The 40-year-old Italian, a nine times world champion with seven of those coming in the top MotoGP

Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are "I think me and @LewisHamilton will have some fun soon," Rossi teased on his Instagram feed next The 40-year-old Italian, a nine times world champion with seven of those coming in the top MotoGP

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Lewis Hamilton holding a sign: Hamilton will take to Rossi's Yahama for the one-off event at Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit © Provided by Daily Mail Hamilton will take to Rossi's Yahama for the one-off event at Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit Hamilton is also a keen motorcycle rider, riding to some European tracks and testing a Yamaha superbike but never a MotoGP machine.

'I'm super excited about it,' the 34-year-old told reporters last month.

MONTMELO, SPAIN - JUNE 15:  Lewis Hamilton (L) and Valentino Rossi attend the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya-Race on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images) © 2014 Europa Press MONTMELO, SPAIN - JUNE 15: Lewis Hamilton (L) and Valentino Rossi attend the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya-Race on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images) 'Just being on the same track at the same time as Valentino is going to be very, very surreal, and a real honour, because he's such an icon in the sport and he's done so much. It'll be cool to see him in my car as well.'

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Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are “I think me and @LewisHamilton will have some fun soon,” Rossi teased on his Instagram feed next The 40-year-old Italian, a nine times world champion with seven of those coming in the top MotoGP

One world champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi are preparing for a ride swap Hamilton , who collected his F 1 champion 's trophy at an FIA gala in Paris on Friday, will head to follow in the tracks of the late Britons John Surtees and Mike Hailwood and switch from two

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Mercedes praise ‘meticulous’ Rossi .
Mercedes' motorsports strategy director James Vowles says he was "very impressed" with Valentino Rossi's "meticulous" approach when driving the W08 in Valencia. As part of a swap between seven-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi and six-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, both icons got the chance to swap into each other’s worlds.Rossi would be given the chance to drive Mercedes’ 2017 title-winning car, while Hamilton got a taste of one of Rossi’s 2019 Yamahas in Valencia.It was the Italian’s first F1 test since 2010, but Sky Sports F1 reported that Rossi set a fastest time 1.

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