Gutierrez hoping for points in improved Sauber

By on Monday, August 19, 2013

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber rookie Esteban Gutierrez says he can finish in the points in the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend.

Gutierrez has yet to finish in the top 10 this season, while team-mate Nico Hulkenberg has scored seven points.

"Belgium will be an interesting race with everything we have done to the car during the past races," he said

"I think we can manage to get into the position we were expecting, which is around P10 in Spa-Francorchamps."

"It is one of the tracks that I enjoy driving the most, because it has a lot of quick corners and it just flows."

"You can feel the limits of the car at really high speeds. One lap is quite long and sometimes you even face varying weather conditions in different parts of the track - on one side it might be raining, while the other side might be dry."

Head of track engineering Tom McCullough believes Sauber can benefit from recent improvements; Hulkenberg finished in the points in Britain and Germany, before narrowly missing out in Hungary.

"We have improved the competitiveness of the C32 throughout the first half of the season and we aim to capitalise on that between now and the end of the year," he said.

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