F. 1: Vettel says he followed his heart in leaving Red Bull

(AGI) Rome, Nov 20 - Following the recent announcement that hewould be leaving Red Bull, with which he has won four worldtitles, Sebastian Vettel has now spoken as a Ferrari pilot forthe first time. "It was not a decision against the team or RedBull, but a decision for my future. Big decisions are not easy,but you listen to yourself, listen to your heart and go withthat", he commented. "It is not an easy decision to make, I'vebeen with Red Bull for my entire life since I was 12 years old,supported by them

(AGI) Rome, Nov 20 - Following the recent announcement that hewould be leaving Red Bull, with which he has won four worldtitles, Sebastian Vettel has now spoken as a Ferrari pilot forthe first time. "It was not a decision against the team or RedBull, but a decision for my future. Big decisions are not easy,but you listen to yourself, listen to your heart and go withthat", he commented. "It is not an easy decision to make, I'vebeen with Red Bull for my entire life since I was 12 years old,supported by them and I have a very, very strong link to allthe people in Austria. It has been an incredible journey but atsome stage you feel like you want to take on a new challengeand something different. I don't have to mention the history ofFerrari. It's probably the greatest team in the sport. So I amvery excited and very motivated to try to do my best, put myheart in it and obviously be successful". With regard to thefact that Red Bull did not enforce his contractual obligationsuntil 2015, Vettel stated: "Obviously my wish was to leave, andI think it is not a good thing to stop people when they want toleave and force them to stay, or try to convince them, becauseultimately they want to leave". Vettel also said he looksforward to working alongside Raikonnen. "I think Kimi is theprobably the least complicated driver on the grid", he said."In terms of performance on the track I don't think there is asingle person who doubts his skills, including myself. On apersonal level it's very straightforward, I don't expect anycomplications because we have a good relationship, but more soI think we have a great respect for each other". "When I was akid, Michael Schumacher in the red car was my greatest idol andnow it's an incredible honour to finally get the chance todrive a Ferrari", he added. Finally, Vettel commented on theupcoming duel for the title of world champion between Hamiltonand Rosberg in Abu Dhabi, stating: "Both deserve the title".(AGI) . .