In an interview, MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has named not taking on formula one as his only regret at the age of 30.

After a spate of test drives, the Italian came close to becoming Michael Schumacher's teammate in 2006, but ultimately decided to stick to two wheels.

According to the ANSA news agency, when asked in a television interview to reveal his biggest regret, Rossi said he has only one: "Not to have switched to formula one and raced with Ferrari.

"But now I'm 30 and I made my choice then. And while Ferrari is still in my heart, I don't think I'll ever race one."