Sebastian Vettel

Vettel set to be first to debut new Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari’s ‘new kid on the block’ Sebastian Vettel is reportedly first in line to drive Maranello’s 2015 car at the first test in Jerez.

On Thursday, it emerged that McLaren-Honda newcomer Fernando Alonso will be the one bestowed the duty of debuting the all-new MP4-30 when official testing kicks off at Jerez next Sunday. And now, Ferrari’s plans are similarly beginning to emerge.

Sport Bild reports that it has learned from sources close to the Finn that continuing Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen will drive the unnamed 2015 car on the last days of the Jerez test, 3 and 4 February.

“That would mean it is Vettel’s turn first, on 1 and 2 February,” the publication claimed.

Meanwhile it has emerged that there are concerns four-time world champion Vettel will not have the patience to wait out a difficult 2015 season in the hope of a winning Ferrari in 2016.

The German’s first Formula 1 boss, former Toro Rosso co-owner Gerhard Berger, said: “If I know Sebastian, he will begin banging his fist on the table after four races, because he has no desire to wait until 2016 for victories”.

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