MotoGP Legend Valentino Rossi Reveals His Text Message Exchanges With Lewis Hamilton

Published 01/21/2022, 9:39 AM EST

Valentino Rossi retired from MotoGP at the end of the 2021 season. The Italian legend is the most successful MotoGP racer of all time as he won nine world championships in his time. Rossi is a passionate F1 viewer as well and has driven alongside Lewis Hamilton.

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Rossi mentioned that he and Hamilton have great amounts of respect for each other. During a recent interview, he shed light on his dynamic with the 7-time F1 world champion.

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” He’s incredible. His passion for motorsports, his passion for MotoGP, but in general, he’s very curious. I always text with him,’ Wanna come to the ranch’. He’s a good guy. Just usually congratulations after the races or support, you know,” said Rossi.

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It’s obviously sad to see him stopping: Lewis Hamilton on Valentino Rossi

As reported by Sky Sports, the Mercedes driver mentioned he was sad to see Rossi stop competing in MotoGP. Hamilton recalled his memories with the Italian legend and what made him so great.

“It’s obviously sad to see him stop, but I think his drive, his approach, just everything he’s done has been incredible. The passion he’s had for so long has shone through. He’s just such a legend, one of the greatest to ever do it if not the greatest to have done it,” said Lewis.

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“It’ll just be sad not to be watching the races and seeing him ride in style as he usually does, but I think it’s a beautiful time for him also because he’s got a family now that he’s starting to build.

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I’m grateful I’ve had the privilege to share a really special day with him on track. I’ll always remember that,” said Lewis.

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Lewis and Valentino shared a special day together, where they swapped each other’s rides. But it is lovely to see that they share a relationship away from the sport as well.

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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