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F1: Vettel set to replace Alonso at Ferrari

F1: Vettel set to replace Alonso at Ferrari
Sebastian Vettel (in pic) looked forward to following in Michael Schumacher’s Formula One footsteps after Ferrari confirmed on Thursday the four-time world champion would replace Fernando Alonso next season on a three-year deal. The long-awaited news, an open secret since the German announced in October he was leaving Red Bull, formally ended a five-year love affair with double world champion Alonso that frustrated both sides.

Vettel will partner Finland’s 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, who has a year remaining on his contract. ‘The next stage of my Formula One career will be spent with Scuderia Ferrari and for me that means the dream of a lifetime has come true. 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,’ said said Vettel, who took his first Formula One win in a Ferrari-powered Toro Rosso at Monza in 2008. ‘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,’ added Vettel.
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