Esteban Gutierrez: “Running as close as possible to the walls, you go quicker and quicker.”


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Esteban Gutierrez is looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend as he loves driving in the night of Singapore.

The Haas F1 Team driver finished the Italian Grand Prix in thirteenth, he had a brilliant start to the Grand Prix after he qualified in tenth. This strong performance didn’t continue into the race though as a terrible start saw him drop down the grid.

The Marina Bay Street Circuit is very physical and mentally draining on the drivers as it requires a lot of concentration and focus.

“The margin for error is a bit low, but it’s still a street circuit and it’s one of my favourites,” said Gutierrez. “Running as close as possible to the walls, you go quicker and quicker.

“You try to optimize all the space there is available on track. It is very physical and very mental because it requires a lot of concentration and focus during the race as the margin for error is smaller than usual being a street circuit.

“It’s more of a challenge when you’re fighting on the limit with other people as the level of concentration has to be very accurate. I really enjoy it and I love driving in the night in Singapore.”