VIDEO: Vettel hits the track with Ferrari 2019 car for first time
Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc successfully completed a shakedown run of Ferrari's SF90 at the Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday, the Scuderia's final preparations before preseason testing starts in Spain. According to Ferrari, Vettel did most of the running in a limited session.
Teams are restricted to completing just 100 kilometres in filming runs, with Pirelli providing special tyres – not to be used in the Formula 1 season – so teams cannot gather too much information.
Vettel, Leclerc and new team principal Mattia Binotto were all in attendance as the SF90 was presented to the world on Friday, sporting a new look to go with the many changes at Ferrari.
Much is expected of Leclerc, who will become the Scuderia's second-youngest race driver when he starts the Australian Grand Prix.
The Monegasque turned heads with an impressive debut season at Sauber in 2018, which pushed Ferrari to draft him in alongside Vettel with Kimi Raikkonen departing the team and taking Leclerc's former seat at the team which recently rebranded to Alfa Romeo.
Leclerc entered F1 with titles in GP3 and Formula 2 under his belt and has already set himself lofty targets for the year to come, having claimed he wants to win the Monaco and Italian Grands Prix – his and Ferrari's home races.
Vettel will be hoping for better after falling short of Lewis Hamilton once again in 2018 – numerous errors from the German and Ferrari as a team costing them, despite making strides to match – end even better at times – the Silver Arrows.
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