Esteban Gutierrez: “We will keep fighting for a good result”

by Paul Hensby

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix gives the Sauber F1 Team one final opportunity to secure their first points of the season to prevent the teams’ first ever point-less season in Formula 1.

Neither Adrian Sutil nor Esteban Gutierrez have finished inside the top ten in 2014, but a ninth place finish or better in Abu Dhabi will see them move up to ninth place in the Constructors’ Championship ahead of the absent Marussia F1 Team.

Gutierrez, who will be leaving the team after the race this weekend, is excited to be coming back to Abu Dhabi, and is eager to fight for a good result as he looks to market himself for a 2015 drive.

“The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is another great event, and I will enjoy driving on this track,” said Gutierrez. “It will be important to find a good set-up, and this is where we need to put our focus the most on Friday.

“The track is quite spectacular with nice surroundings that are quite unique. One example is the hotel on top of the track. All in all, the atmosphere is special. The race starts late in the afternoon, which makes it even more interesting, and I would say the event has a bit of the same style as Singapore.

“It is very exciting to come back to Abu Dhabi, and I am looking forward to enjoying the race weekend there. We will keep fighting for a good result.”

Team-mate Sutil is also searching for a new drive for 2015, is hopeful he can secure the team those valuable points, and feels it could be an exciting weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit.

“The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be the last race of the season,” said Sutil. “It is always a great event attended by many fans. The track itself is in perfect condition, it is very modern and it has some run-off areas. As the circuit has a few long straights, engine power will be crucial.

“On the other side, there are also hairpins and some slow speed corners. Besides that, the surroundings are also nice. We will again do our best to score points, and, especially on this weekend, we have to take the opportunity for double points. I am looking forward to an exciting weekend.”

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