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Great satisfaction for Gutierrez

Sunday 13th October 2013

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Great satisfaction for Gutierrez

Great satisfaction for Gutierrez

It may have taken him 15 races, but Esteban Gutierrez has finally opened his points account in Formula One.

The Sauber driver has been the best rookie on the grid all season, but he just couldn't manage to finish in the top 10 until the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka on Sunday.

Although he started P14th on the grid, he was up into the top 10 before the end of the first lap and he was as high as sixth place at one stage. He eventually dropped to seventh, but had to hold off Nico Rosberg to finish there.

Naturally the 22-year-old was delighted that he got his first points in F1.

"Finally we can feel great satisfaction after the race," he told BBC F1. "I said we need to stay optimistic and this is proof. It was overall a great race and a good job done done today.

"I like to be fair and competitive and at the same time aggressive and you need to balance all three. It is about racing and not screwing someone else's race, that is the way I have always tried to race and it is nice today to have a positive result."

Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn admits it's a relief that the Mexican is finally on the scoreboard.

"He has had a tough end to the season and we all were just waiting for this time to come," she said. "We knew he would, he's such a talent. It's such a relief when it works and it's great to see him now there."

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