Sebastian Vettel continued his introduction to Scuderia Ferrari today when he met with new team principal Maurizio Arravabene and company chairman Sergio Marchionne.
The meetings followed his first test on Saturday, when he ran 100 laps at Fiorano in a 2012 car, and a session in the F14T simulator on Sunday.
“Obviously it’s been a fantastic day to come here,” said Vettel. “I remember I’ve been here a long time ago as a little child, driving through Maranello and trying to look over the fence, so to be here officially as part of the team felt fantastic. The possibility to drive the car and get to know the team was a unique experience. 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.”
Regarding the test he said: “Obviously, its already winter time so it was quite cold doing some laps but it was a great feeling, it is always enjoyable to be in the car and, again, looking back to the years when I was 11 or 12, trying to look over the fence and trying to see a glimpse of Michael running on the track, well, today I was the one running and saw the tifosi around.
“You know there are a lot of fairy tales about Ferrari and how it feels to drive a red car and in the end I can only confirm these fairy tales, 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, so there is definitely something very magic and something that happened today which I will never forget.”