Sebastian Vettel Ferrari test debut

VIDEO: Sebastian Vettel Drives a Ferrari F1 Car at Fiorano for the First Time

Considering he has been associated with the company since the age of 11 and won four consecutive world championships with its Formula 1 team, it was easy to assume that Sebastian Vettel was going to be a Red Bull lifer. However, the young German confirmed in October that he was leaving Red Bull at the end of the 2014 season, and a couple weeks ago it was confirmed that he would be joining Ferrari to replace the departing Fernando Alonso (who is expected to be announced as McLaren-Honda’s lead driver any day now). And while the wisdom of joining Ferrari following its first winless season since 1993 is obviously questionable, there’s no question that Vettel wants to rebuild the Scuderia into a dynasty, much like his hero and mentor Michael Schumacher did when he joined the team in 1996. It will take some time to get used to seeing F1’s Boy Wonder dressed in red, but we suspect it’s a sight we’ll be seeing on the podium in due time.