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Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014

Gutierrez joins Ferrari as reserve driver

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 […]

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gutierrez targeting reserve role with top team

Esteban Gutierrez says that he is very likely to remain in Formula 1 next season as he eyes a reserve role with a top team. Gutierrez has raced for Sauber since the start of 2013 but will not be retained as the team is to run with an all-new line up of Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr. But the Mexican is sure that he will be remaining in the top echelon of the sport, even if it is in a reserve capacity. "I heard there […]

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2014

Sauber again miss out on points

Sauber once again missed out on their first points of the season in the Brazilian Grand Prix, leading to the possibility that the squad will finish without a solitary point for the first time in their Formula 1 history. Esteban Gutierrez ran inside the top 10 during the first stint of the race but slipped back after being beset by tyre wear, while team-mate Adrian Sutil was thwarted by a cooling problem, which meant he had to start the race from the pit lane. "We […]

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sutil wants talks after Nasr-Ericsson line-up confirmed

Adrian Sutil says he wants to talk with Sauber after the Swiss team confirmed that he would not be racing for the squad in 2015. Sauber confirmed last weekend that Marcus Ericsson would join them next year and revealed on Wednesday that GP2 driver Felipe Nasr will race alongside Ericsson. Sutil, who said earlier this year that he has a 2015 deal with Sauber, insists that the situation at the moment needs resolving. "There are certain things to talk about definitely," he commented ahead of […]

Posted on Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sutil hits out at 'needless' Perez move

Adrian Sutil criticised rival Sergio Perez after crashing out of the United States Grand Prix for the second successive season. Sutil started from ninth place and maintained his position across the opening lap until he was hit by Force India rival Perez. Both cars were eliminated in the collision, with Sauber losing its best opportunity of scoring a first point of 2014. "I had a good start and was in a promising position," he said. "Sadly Sergio crashed into my car, which was completely needless. […]

Posted on Sunday, September 21, 2014

'Impossible' to achieve good results, says Gutierrez

A frustrated Esteban Gutierrez says it is 'almost impossible' for Sauber to achieve good results as the team endured another dismal day in the Singapore Grand Prix. Gutierrez ran strongly early on but had to retire due to an electrical problem, while a water leak led to team-mate Adrian Sutil failing to last the distance. "There is not much to say about the race," said Gutierrez. "At the moment it is almost impossible to achieve good results. We have to extract 120 percent from what […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lack of power hinders Sutil

Sauber driver Adrian Sutil was left frustrated after a Power Unit issue rendered him unable to progress through the first knockout segment during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Sutil, who has yet to score a point in 2014, was 17th quickest in the session and consequently found himself eliminated from proceedings. "It is a pity that qualifying was not as good as we expected," he said. "But on the other hand, we have had issues with the power unit and the energy management since […]

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014

Sauber confident of 'best chance' in Singapore

Sauber believes that next weekend's Singapore Grand Prix presents the squad with its best chance of scoring points in 2014. Sauber has endured a troubled campaign in 2014, with neither Esteban Gutierrez nor Adrian Sutil having made it into the top 10 across the opening 13 races. But the outfit is optimistic that the Marina Bay circuit will suit the C33, which will feature an aerodynamic update package, a new engine cover and a modified front wing. "In terms of track layout, I think the […]

Posted on Sunday, September 7, 2014

Gutierrez penalised for clash with Grosjean

Esteban Gutierrez has had 20 seconds added to his race time after a late clash with Lotus driver Romain Grosjean. Gutierrez and Grosjean were battling over 16th position when the Mexican driver moved across on his rival on the main straight. The duo made minor contact, with Gutierrez sustaining a puncture, dropping him to 19th. His penalty demotes him behind Marcus Ericsson to 20th. "The contact which Esteban had with a competitor was unnecessary," said Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. The stewards accepted that Gutierrez […]

Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sauber encouraged despite missing points

Sauber's pairing of Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez say they are encouraged by the team's performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix despite coming agonisingly close to their first points of 2014. Sutil finished in 11th place, less than a second behind McLaren's Jenson Button, while Gutierrez ran inside the top 10 before a mechanical problem halted his C33. "Finishing in P11 was very close to gaining one point," said Sutil. "It was not an easy race, especially at the beginning with the difficult weather conditions […]

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sutil hails 'very important' result

Adrian Sutil hailed Sauber's effort during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix as he achieved his best grid position of the season. Sutil and Sauber have endured a difficult 2014, with neither party having scored a point. But Sutil made it through to Q2 at the Hungaroring and he netted 12th place on the grid. "It was an exciting qualifying," he said. "12th is my best result so far this season. We were quite competitive today and so driving is much more fun. Although it […]

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Perez, Gutierrez thrilled by Mexico return

Sergio Perez and Esteban Gutierrez say they are delighted that Formula 1 will return to Mexico in 2015 - with Perez insisting that organisers will be ready in time. It was announced on Wednesday that Formula 1 will return to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez next year for the first time since 1992, but changes must be made to the circuit layout, paddock and pit facilities, as well as spectator areas, before the event in 2015. Perez, who has never raced in his home country, says […]