Sebastian Vettel has signed up a new personal trainer ahead of the start of the season.

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Last month, it emerged that the reigning back-to-back world champion was parting ways with Tommi Parmakoski, who is returning to Finland to coach a women's hockey team, after a three-year working relationship.

Sport Bild magazine reports that another Finn, 28-year-old Heikki Huovinen, will now replace Pamakoski starting at the first test in Jerez. The German report said Huovinen - recommended to Vettel by Parmakoski - has a masters in sports science and has worked at a well-known Finnish fitness centre.

Sport Bild added that Huovinen is relocating to Switzerland in order to live close to Vettel.