Esteban Gutierrez: “It will be good to see how far we’ve progressed”

It has been an up and down season for Esteban Gutierrez so far, having only been able to bring the car home in two out of the four races to have taken place, partly through his own mistakes but the majority due to technical issue or being involved in incidents through no fault of his own.

The Mexican is pleased however, with the progress the team have made in such a short space of time, and is positive of a good result at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

“I believe that it will be very positive for the team to make a proper comparison from where we started on testing, as we have a pretty good reference from that, and also where we are right now. It will be good to see how far we’ve progressed and it will also allow us to understand the car better. I think that will be a very important step.

“This is the first time that we will arrive with some proper data so that we can really focus on maximizing and fine tuning the car during the weekend.”

“It will be pretty different because the weather conditions will be very different. But now that we’re approaching the summer, the weather will be better, a bit warmer, and that will help us to have a bit more consistency. It will take away a little bit of a variable for us to be on the limit of the tire’s working range.”

With the numerous upgrades the Haas F1 Team is bringing to Barcelona, Gutierrez will be hoping to maximise the squad’s potential, bring the car home, and finish in a strong position in the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix.