Gutierrez upbeat over productive test

By on Thursday, May 14, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Esteban Gutierrez hailed a productive test for Ferrari as the Mexican made his public debut for the squad at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Gutierrez, who raced for Sauber in 2013 and 2014, occupies a third driver position with Ferrari this year and received a day's running in the SF15-T in Spain on Wednesday.

Gutierrez was seventh quickest, having completed 119 laps.

"Our work was aimed at the upcoming races, looking at various aspects, such as driveability, aerodynamics and set-up," he said.

"We managed to complete a lot of laps and it was definitely a very productive day, even though it was interrupted by a red flag. However, we managed to make up for lost time and complete our planned programme.

Gutierrez said his primary focus was on improving the new updates which Ferrari brought to last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, in which Sebastian Vettel finished third and Kimi Raikkonen fifth.

"We were looking to validate the new aerodynamic package and we managed that," he said.

"It was a case of understanding how to improve the car’s set-up to better suit the new solutions we ran in the last race and that’s what we did.

"It was very exciting to drive the SF15-T for the first time and I got a very good feeling from it. It will be very interesting to transfer this data to our work in the simulator, once we are back in Maranello."

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