Vettel hails ‘magical’ driving experience with Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel is one excited man after kick starting his career with Ferrari through an introductory session over the weekend, hailing the experience as being absolutely ‘magical’.

The ex-Red Bull driver completed 100 laps in the F2012 car on Saturday, before meeting senior officials of the team, including their new managing director Maurizio Arrivabene. He also spent significant amount of time in a virtual F14 T, throughout Sunday.

“Obviously it’s been a fantastic day to come here,” Vettel told Ferrari’s official website. “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.


“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.”

“To be here officially as part of the team felt fantastic. Obviously it’s a very different colour for me – everybody is dressed in red, everything is red – but it’s really something special and I’m very much looking forward to the challenge that we took on for the next years.”

Vettel will be racing alongside Kimi Raikonnen for the 2015 season of Formula One, and will have his Ferrari debut at the Australian GP in March 2015.