Gutierrez and Sauber top pre-season testing mileage

By on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Rookie Esteban Gutierrez will head to the first race of the 2013 season with more pre-season mileage under his belt than any of his 21 rivals.

Gutierrez, along with team-mate Nico Hulkenberg, also ensured that the Sauber C32 will head to Melbourne as the car with the most running during three pre-season tests in Spain.

Sauber completed 5307 kilometres across the three tests, slightly more running than Mercedes, who bounced back from a shaky start in Jerez.

At the end of the spectrum was Davide Valsecchi, whose 16 laps in place of Kimi Raikkonen during the final pre-season test equated to 74 kilometres around the Circuit de Catalunya. Out of the regular race drivers, Adrian Sutil completed the least running.

Unofficial test kilometres completed (Drivers):
1. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber - 2,768
2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes - 2,640
3. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 2,584
4. Sergio Perez, McLaren - 2,538
= Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber - 2,538
6. Max Chilton, Marussia - 2,536
7. Paul di Resta, Force India - 2,520
8. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso - 2,455
9. Charles Pic, Marussia - 2,364
10. Valtteri Bottas, Williams - 2,352*
11. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari - 2,351
12. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull - 2,343
13. Felipe Massa, Ferrari - 2,336
14. Romain Grosjean, Lotus - 2,270
15. Mark Webber, Red Bull - 2,265
16. Pastor Maldonado, Williams - 2,218*
17. Giedo van der Garde, Caterham - 2,149
18. Jenson Button, McLaren - 2,091
19. Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso - 2,051
20. Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus - 1,182
21. Jules Bianchi, Force India/Marussia - 1,165
22. Adrian Sutil, Force India - 1,159
23. Luiz Razia, Marussia - 500
24. James Rossiter, Force India - 270
25. Pedro de la Rosa, Ferrari - 226
26. Davide Valsecchi, Lotus - 74

Unofficial test kilometres completed (Teams):
1. Sauber - 5,307
2. Mercedes - 5,224
3. Ferrari - 4,913
4. McLaren - 4,629
5. Red Bull - 4,608
6. Williams - 4,570*
7. Caterham - 4,513
8. Toro Rosso - 4,506
9. Force India - 4,481
10. Marussia - 3,669
11. Lotus - 3,527

*Williams used their 2012 car during the first test in Jerez


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