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Vettel carries out first Ferrari test

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Sebastian Vettel got behind the wheel of a Ferrari for the first time on Saturday at Fiorano.

Vettel, whose move to Ferrari was confirmed in Abu Dhabi, drove its 2012 model at the team's test track, with F1 regulations allowing the running of a two-year old car for drivers to accumulate mileage. Red Bull blocked Vettel from driving for Ferrari at the official test days at Abu Dhabi earlier this week, with Kimi Raikkonen and reserve driver Raffaele Marciello taking over.

The test will have little bearing on development of the 2015 car, which is ongoing, but will have allowed Vettel to try a seat fitting for next season. Though renowned for changing his helmet frequently during his career, Vettel wore a plain white lid for the visit, notably without the Red Bull branding which has accompanied him throughout his career.

The car driven by Vettel was the same one he beat to the title in 2012 by three points, when he overcame Fernando Alonso.

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