Date: 2nd December 2014 at 8:54am
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Former four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel got behind the wheel of a F1 Ferrari for the first time over the weekend.

The German racer, who left Red Bull Racing following the season finale in Abu Dhabi got to drive an old F2012 on Ferrari’s test track at Fiorano.

On Saturday Vettel completed nearly 100 laps in the two-year old car, Vettel wore his new driver number of 5, while his new helmet was an all white design bearing the slogan ‘il mio Primo giorno in Ferrari’, which translates to ‘my first day in Ferrari’.

‘Obviously it’s been a fantastic day to come here, There are a lot of fairy tales about Ferrari and how it feels to drive a red car. In the end I can only confirm these fairytales.’ Vettel told Formula1.com.

‘It’s not just a story, it’s a true legend that exists and it feels really, really special to become part of that, and to be inside the car, to see the people coming, running to the track and trying to climb the walls to see the car. There is definitely something very magical – and something that happened today which I will never forget.’

After completing his time on the track, Vettel spent Sunday in meetings with Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne, the team’s new team principal Maurizio Arrivabene, and technical chief James Allison, as well as doing work in the simulator.

 

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