Lando Norris and Alexander Albon never hid their admiration for Valentino Rossi. Both did not have the courage to run with the number 46, Albon halved it by choosing the 23, Norris instead took only the 4 also because it is functional in terms of marketing for the ‘L4ndo’ logo in which the 4 takes the place of the letter A in its name. In 2020, on the occasion of the British MotoGP Grand Prix, the McLaren rider had the opportunity to get to know his childhood legend live and in Brazil a few weeks ago he invited Rossi to be part of the same crew in a duration in the not too distant future.
A perspective that obviously enhances the nine-time world champion: “Racing with Lando would be a dream for me, because he is very fast”, the words of Valentino Rossi, who has yet to define in details his competitive commitments in 2022. The driver from Tavullia wants to start his path in endurance races in the GT class, with legendary 24 hours in his sights such as that of Spa and, of course, the 24 hours of Le Mans. “I’m in contact with Ferrari, it would be nice to race with a Maranello car, another dream that would come true”Rossi added. For sure, in 2022 the Doctor will be present in the F1 paddock on at least one occasion: “Next year for sure I will come to see a race”.