Esteban Gutierrez: “Interlagos is a track that is very nice to drive”


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Esteban Gutierrez is looking forward to be returning to the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend for the first time since 2014.

The Haas F1 Team driver has struggled recently, after retiring from the United States Grand Prix with brake problems and struggling with his brakes overheating during the Mexican Grand Prix. This was not an ideal situation for Gutierrez, as he was trying to fight for positions.

He had to settle for finishing the Grand Prix, rather than finishing in the points. He saw the chequered flag in nineteenth, ahead of team-mate Romain Grosjean. Despite his struggles, Gutierrez believes there are always a lot of things that can be learned.

“There are always lots of things that can be learned, even if a weekend is really bad,” said Gutierrez.

“You have to point out the things that can be improved, and I think we had some interesting facts after the race which we’ve analyzed in our effort to try to make the car better for Brazil.”

The Mexican believes there are no real downsides to the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, with different characteristics that makes it very interesting for the drivers.

“Interlagos is a track that is very nice to drive,” added Gutierrez. “There is no real downside to the track.

“It is not a very long track, but at the same time, it has pretty different corners. Some corners you can use a lot of curbs, which make it very interesting. It has quite a nice rhythm, so it’s always a very special track.”