Esteban Gutierrez: “We completed almost everything we needed to achieve”

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It was a positive day’s running for Esteban Gutierrez on the final day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday. The Mexican completed 105 laps throughout the day, whilst running through aerodynamic performance tests on the medium tyres at the start of the session, before moving onto aero mapping, set-up and development work later in the morning.

During the afternoon Gutierrez switched between the soft and super-soft compound tyres, as the Haas F1 team continued with development work, before he posted his fastest time of the day on the red walled rubber. Towards the end of the session the American squad switched to the new purple walled ultra-soft tyre, so that Gutierrez could get used to the all-new compound which will feature at its maiden Grand Prix in Monaco, in just over a week’s time.

Gutierrez was happy with his day’s efforts, and is now looking forward to the challenge of Monaco.

“It was a very interesting day. We completed almost everything we needed to achieve, so we can be happy with that. It was all very positive. We were able to run a lot of programs, so I’m looking forward to Monaco.”

Haas F1 Team Principal, Guenther Steiner, was also happy with the progress he saw across the two day test session, and is positive ahead of the next round on the streets of Monte Carlo.

“Another successful day for us. We’ve got a lot of data from the test. Now, we need to go through it and try to use it for the next race in Monaco.

“We achieved over a hundred laps quite flawlessly. The team has worked very hard and we’re very happy with the results.”