Esteban Gutiérrez working on a return to Formula 1


Esteban Gutierrez - Haas F1 Gear
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Former Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutiérrez is hoping to make a return to the sport, after spending two years away.

The Mexican raced in the sport for two years with Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in 2013 and 2014 before being released ahead of the 2015 season. He joined Scuderia Ferrari as their reserve driver before earning a drive at Haas F1 Team in their inaugural season in 2016. He lost his drive after scoring zero points as Kevin Magnussen replaced his seat for the following season.

Gutiérrez has only scored one point during his stint in F1, which later led to making appearances in Formula E and in IndyCar.

The 26-year old made a surprise appearance at the British Grand Prix in Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport gear, confirming his involvement with the team as their simulator driver.

Speaking with French site Auto Hebdo, Gutiérrez says his role with reigning world champions is a long term project and doing everything he can to help.

“I spend a lot of time in the simulator while taking care of my preparation. I am on a long term project with them and I am doing everything to contribute to the success of the team.” said Gutiérrez.

Whilst it’s been two years since Gutiérrez last turned a wheel at an F1 Grand Prix, the Mexican hopes that he can make another return to the sport for a second comeback attempt.

“My goal is to get back to F1 and I’m doing a lot of work to get there.”