Vettel gives his verdict on Ferrari’s Formula One concept car

New Scuderia signing says he would like to go back to the future and drive more powerful machinery.

Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel has given his verdict on the image of its future Formula One design concept that was released this week, and said it would be great to get back to a more powerful era.

Speaking in an interview with Italy’s RAI, he admitted he loved the look of Ferrari's computer-designed 'concept car'.

"Very cool," said Vettel of the design. "I think if you add to the picture a lot of power, it would be good to get back to where we were ten years ago.

"From the driver's perspective that would be really great.”

Upbeat, but realistic, about 2015

He joined new boss Maurizio Arrivabene in not declaring Ferrari the 'winter world champion' based on the new SF15-T's promising test form.

"We have a good car to work with," said Vettel, "but we cannot think anything more than that.

"If you race to win you need to be in a position to beat Mercedes, but I think we can certainly hope to be back on the podium soon.”

During the interview, Vettel also confirmed he yet to perfect his grasp of the Italian language.

"I am making progress," he said. "I am doing quite well in terms of understanding, but my vocabulary is still quite lacking."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Sebastian Vettel
Article type Interview
Tags concept car, design concept, ferrari