And after much ado, Ferrari has confirmed Sebastian Vettel as their driver. It seemed like eternity before, when news started flowing in from all corners that Ferrari is in talks with Sebastian Vettel to be their future driver. Vettel will enter a three-year deal with the Italian company, starting from 2015, as confirmed by the Ferrari boss, Marco Mattiacci.
Vettel will replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari, who is said to be McLaren bound. Ferrari has also confirmed that they will retain the Finnish driver, Kimi Raikkonen, as Vettel's partner. Back in October, Vettel announced his dissatisfaction with the 2014 red Bull car and immediately after Christian Horner, team boss, Ferrari, openly admitted that they have asked the German to join them.
The four-time world champion is very happy with the proceedings and said "The next stage of my Formula 1 career will be spent with Scuderia Ferrari and for me that means the dream of a lifetime has come true." Ferrari has not been doing well for a few years and Vettel hopes to change the fortune of the Prancing horse- "The Scuderia has a great tradition in this sport and I am extremely motivated to help the team get back to the top. I will put my heart and soul into making it happen," said Vettel.
The same was done by famous Michael Shumacher, after he won five consecutive championships for the Ferrari, changing their fortune forever. Vettel himself is a great admirer of his fellow German legend, "When I was a kid, Michael Schumacher in the red car was my greatest idol and now it's an incredible honour to finally get the chance to drive a Ferrari."
Ferrari's team boss Marco Mattiacci is also satisfied with the developments and said that Vettel is the right candidate to revive the lost glory of the company in F1. "Scuderia Ferrari has decided to put its faith in the youngest multiple champion in the history of Formula 1," said Mattiacci.
"In Formula 1 terms Sebastian Vettel is a unique combination of youthfulness and experience and he brings with him that sense of team spirit which will prove invaluable when, together with Kimi, they tackle the challenges awaiting us, as we aim to be front-runners again as soon as possible," Marco added.
We are also happy with the development at the Ferrari and hope a better future for the legendary brand.