Gutierrez set for second Sauber seat

Esteban Gutierrez looks set to be confirmed shortly for the second Sauber seat after an apparent change of heart by the team management.

The team’s original three-year Mexican sponsorship deals ended this season, and while Gutierrez could offer continued support from his backers, it was understood that Monisha Kaltenborn was not keen to continue the arrangement.

However it seems that with Adrian Sutil signed up and other avenues having been explored Gutierrez was back in favour. The confirmation of Sergio Perez at Force India also allowed Carlos Slim to focus his attention on securing a seat for Gutierrez.

Earlier this week a source close to Gutierrez told this blog: “We are working hard on it.”

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4 responses to “Gutierrez set for second Sauber seat

  1. So it looks as though not a single one of the Top 5 drivers in GP2 will get an F1 seat in 2014. Makes something of a mockery of having a feeder series when someone as average as Gutierrez keep his seat.

    • pieroocampo

      Esteban is a GP2 top 3 himself (and only lost to 4 year veterans Razia and Valsecchi).

      In that same season, he beat current GP2 champion Leimer.

      Sincerely, from that top 5 you mention, only Nasr strikes me as a better driver than Esteban, maybe Calado too. The rest have been there forever without impressing much.

  2. petes

    Glad things are looking positive for Esteban.
    As to the the above-mentioned drivers, well it’s just back to the trough fellas.

  3. Sergf1

    He deserves to stay in f1 with Sauber after being the best rookie of 2013 season and having set the fastest lap as in Spanish GP against bigger teams and much more experienced drivers. He’s got the potential to improve a lot more. Actually I learned today that he’s been confirmed with Sauber for 2014.

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