How Vettel exposed a key Ferrari culture shift

How Vettel exposed a key Ferrari culture shift

Sebastian Vettel couldn't hide his delight after the end of a first day of F1 pre-season testing in which he was fastest and completed more laps than anyone. His enthusiasm suggests Ferrari's winter overhaul is already having a positive impact

Forget day-one conservatism and the usual game of pre-season poker. Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel will sweep both Formula 1 titles this season and everybody will have a great time as they do it.

That's the prediction to make for 2019 if you buy in to the conviction and happiness that radiated from pacesetter Vettel after just one day behind the wheel. Either Vettel was orchestrating an outrageous bluff on Monday evening, covering for some major Ferrari concerns, or the happiness filtering through the corridors of Maranello in recent weeks has begun evolving into early but genuine zest.

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