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No potential for a Rome grand prix

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has poured cold water on the prospect of Rome staging a grand prix in the near future.

A race through the streets of the Eternal City has long been on the agenda, although logistically there are difficulties.

Domenicali, however, feels Formula One's own logistics will prove a barrier, believing an ever-growing calendar will ensure no country can host two grands prix per year.

With the Italian Grand Prix contracted to Monza through to 2016, Domenicali, said: “Our position is very clear and leaves no room for interpretation.

“Our sport is increasingly expanding the number of countries hosting a grand prix and all the teams are in agreement about that. Therefore it is inevitable it will no longer be possible to have two races in the same nation.”

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