Vettel fastest for Ferrari on first day of testing in Spain


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Sebastian Vettel made the perfect start to his Ferrari career by sending Team Scuderia to the top of the timesheets on the opening day of pre-season testing at Jerez on Sunday.

The four-time world champion, who switched to Ferrari from Red Bull over the winter, completed 60 laps in the new SF15-T, setting a best time of 1m 22.620s in the afternoon session to go clear of the field.

"Today was a good start," commented Vettel. "I can't say more than that, because this is only the beginning. Everything is different, even the philosophy behind the car, when compared to what I was used to. But I immediately felt at ease within the team and the guys gave me a very warm welcome."

The second-fastest time of the day went to the Ferrari-powered Sauber of Marcus Ericsson who, like Vettel, was making his first appearance for his new team. The Swede, who completed 73 laps, took his blue and yellow C34 round in 1m 22.777s late in the day to demote early pacesetter Nico Rosberg to third.

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