Gutierrez joins Ferrari as reserve driver

By on Monday, December 15, 2014
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari has confirmed that Esteban Gutierrez is the team's new test and reserve driver.

Gutierrez raced for Sauber in 2013 and 2014 but scored points just once, at last year's Japanese Grand Prix.

The Mexican will provide support to race drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

"It is an honour to become part of the Ferrari family, a team with such an exceptional history," he said.

"It is for me the beginning of a new path for my future and I’m going to do my utmost to contribute to the achievement of the targets set by the Scuderia. I want to thank everybody for their belief in my potential; this will bring a great opportunity for me to develop further and get to the top in the near future. With all my passion and dedication, I’m now looking forward to the start of this new venture."

Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene says Gutierrez will provide a valuable contribution to the outfit.

"We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Esteban who, although young, has plenty of experience relating to the new generation of Formula 1 cars,"he said..

"I am sure that, with his experience, he will make an important contribution to the development work of the team in the simulator."

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