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2015-06-01 16:03

UNITED CELEBRATIONS: Fans of Italy's Valentino Rossi hold up his number and flares letting off yellow smoke during the podium ceremony of the Italian MotoGP at Mugello racetrack on May 31, 2015. Image: AFP / Gabriel Bouys

MUGELLO, Italy - Formula 1 could learn from its two-wheeled equivalent, MotoGP, according to Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene.

The Italian was at Mugello over the May 30 Italian MotoGP weekend at the iconic Ferrari-owned racetrack.


"I believe this category has a lot to teach F1," Arrivabene told Italian journalists. "Here, if you a throw a stone into a stand, it would not hit the ground - there are so many people. Unbelievable.

"The paddock is also alive, with people walking between the riders and everyone talking to each other."

Earlier in 2015 Arrivabene criticised F1's approach to the paddock, even staging a protest by taking to the grandstands during winter testing to sit and talk with the fans.

"Paddock exclusivity is stupid if it is empty," he insisted at Mugello. "Here, I see plenty of young people even if some say that there are none, but the regulations and the organisation of F1 is not my job.

"I work for Ferrari to win."

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