Fresh from announcing Adrian Sutil as one of their 2014 drivers, Sauber have confirmed they will retain the services of Mexican driver Esteban Gutiérrez for another year. Having made his debut in 2013 with Sauber, Gutiérrez is excited to remain within the sport, saying: “It was a steep learning curve last season, but by working closely with the team I was able to improve continuously.”
Team principal Monisha Kaltenborn adds: “We believe he is a talented young racing driver. I’m confident Esteban will be able to use his experiences to gain results and this will be helped by the fact he is very well acquainted with every member of the race team.”
Sauber had previously suggested Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin would get the seat, as Russian investors were brought on board midway through 2013. However, Sirotkin will become the test driver for Sauber, whilst also competing in the World Series by Renault next season.
As well as securing their driver line-up, Sauber have renewed their partnership with Mexican company Telmex.
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References Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutiérrez, Monisha Kaltenborn
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