Date: 19th January 2015 at 9:19am
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Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene summons Sebastian Vettel to Maranello.

The four-time Formula One World Champion who quit Red Bull Racing at the end of the 2014 Formula One World Championship season begins his new career with Ferrari this season.

The German replaces Fernando Alonso who had his contract terminated by mutual consent in favour of joining a new project with McLaren Honda after a frustrating period with the Italian greats.

Vettel has already got behind the wheel of a Ferrari, albeit a two-year-old F2012 at the team?s Fiorano test track back in December.

He will start testing with Ferrari in February after the new 2015 Ferrari is launched on January 30th.

‘The purpose of the tour was to allow the four times World Champion to visit all the departments and to get better acquainted with everyone he will be working with this season,? A Ferrari statement read on Sky Sports.

He continued: ?I don?t think he?s naive, he knows our level of performance but this is the power of Ferrari: it manages to attract people even just based on its potential. Our job for 2015 is to set this potential free. Vettel?s big gamble is ours too, to reconstruct the team and to make it grow.’

 

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