Esteban Gutierrez: “It was a very difficult race for us”


Esteban Gutierrez - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Esteban Gutierrez felt the British Grand Prix was hard work after struggling towards the back all afternoon at Silverstone, ending the race down in sixteenth position.

The Haas F1 Team driver lost time in the first pit stop then pitted late to switch to slicks, and never had the pace in his VF-16 to challenge those ahead of him, ending up finishing sixteenth, just over ten-seconds behind the Sauber of Felipe Nasr.

The Mexican driver is looking to analyse what went wrong at Silverstone so to prepare for the next event at the Hungaroring in Hungary in two weeks time, and is confident lessons can be learned from their troubled weekend.

“It was a very difficult race for us today,” said Gutierrez. “I lost quite a bit of time at the beginning with the first pit stop, and then there was a late call on the second stop.

“The pace we had just wasn’t enough to get further up the grid, but we’ll keep pushing as we look ahead to the next event.

“We’ve got a lot of data to analyze and I’m confident the team will do their best to get prepared as we all focus on the next race.”