Wolff 'would love' to give Rossi, Ogier F1 test

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Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says he “would love” to offer a Formula One test to MotoGP and WRC stars Valentino Rossi and Sébastien Ogier.

The German manufacturer already gave Rossi’s former team-mate and three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo a run at the wheel of the 2014 title-winning W05 Hybrid at Silverstone last October.

Speaking to Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, Wolff explains that he is keen to renew the experience with other high-profile racing figures outside F1.

“I am aware that our sport is also a show,” he said. “I'd really like to test the skills of Rossi and Ogier in our cars. The idea would be to organise a track day with both of them.”

Seven-time MotoGP champion Rossi has already sampled a grand prix machine, having tested several times with Ferrari. ‘Il Dottore’ even contemplated switching to four-wheel action earlier in his career.

However, driving an F1 car would be a first for four-time rallying champion Ogier, who can nonetheless boast outings in GT, Porsche Supercup, Volkswagen Scirocco and French F4.

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