Esteban Gutierrez hopeful of a positive German GP

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Esteban Gutierrez wishes for a positive German Grand Prix this weekend before the Summer break.

The Haas F1 Team driver finished the Hungarian Grand Prix in thirteenth after struggling with tyre and brake issues towards the end of the race. During the Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, Gutierrez was handed a five second time penalty after he ignored the blue flags.

Two-thirds of every lap at the Hockenheimring, drivers are at full throttle, managing fuel is important throughout the race, but Gutierrez does not expect this to be much of a problem for Haas.

“There are different tricks to save fuel without losing much track time,” said Gutierrez. “So that’s what we need to focus on.

“The corners are good for that, approaching the corners in different ways, that gives you a lot of fuel saving. I don’t expect that to be much of a problem for us. Hopefully, it will be pretty equal between most of the cars on the grid so we can compete at the same level.”  

The German Grand Prix is the last race before the three-week Summer break, Gutierrez is hopeful of a positive race in Hockenheim, as he wants the American-led team to enter the break in good shape.

“I want the team to be going into the summer break in good shape with a positive race at Hockenheim,” added Gutierrez.

“I feel it will be an important occasion for every team member to also recharge their batteries because it has been quite a nonstop season for us right from the beginning. It will be an important break. Everyone can come back strong and we can continue our way through the season.”