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Vettel makes the start in Barcelona

The four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is the first to take the brand-new Ferrari SF70-H to the test on Monday.

The Heppenheimer also goes on tour on Wednesday in Spain, Team colleague Kimi Ruikkunen (Finland) sits on Tuesday and Thursday at the wheel of the Red Goddess”of the team from the Italian Maranello.

“You can see that it is a step forward,”said Vettel to his new squad car, which looks significantly different after the changes to the rules than in the previous year. Above all, a large rear fin and the modified side boxes are visible, yet the former champion said: “It’s fun to drive the car. The first impression is the right one.”

For Ferrari, in the season beginning on March 26th in Australia’s Melbourne, the aim is to reduce the backlog to industry primus Mercedes. Vettel had only won the fourth place in the World Cup last year and did not win a race, but he became sixth. In September, Vettel won in Singapore with Ferrari.

Nico Hullkenberg is celebrating a premiere. Emmerich’s 29-year-old contests Renault’s first test day and is thus officially employed for the first time by his new employer. At the Mercedes World Championship in the morning, the Finnish Valterri Bottas drives first, the three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton from England attends the session in the afternoon. The pilots of the silver arrows will alternate until Thursday morning and afternoon.