Vettel makes strong start to F1 preseason for Ferrari

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) For Sebastian Vettel, the opening day of the Formula One preseason couldn't have gone any better.

Vettel, the runner-up to the title last season, clocked the fastest time, was the busiest driver with 169 laps and, most importantly, felt right at home behind the wheel of his new Ferrari.

"We couldn't have hoped for a better day," Vettel said after setting a session-best lap time of 1 minute, 18.161 seconds. "It was unbelievable. The car was working very well. We had no issues slowing us down.


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