Gutierrez hoping for first points


Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez is hoping to take advantage of the speed reliant Red Bull Ring at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix as he aims to score his first points of the season.

In contrast to his teammate Romain Grosjean, the Mexican has had a difficult time with his American based team, failing to utilise the tyres as well the Frenchman.

However, going into this race weekend, Gutierrez is confident that he can kick start his campaign with a solid performance Spielberg.

“It’s quite unique because it’s a little bit old school and has a lot of fast corners, which I enjoy a lot,” the 24-year-old claimed.

“It’s a pretty short circuit – not many corners – so the times are pretty tight, and very competitive in qualifying.

“It’s an extra challenge to make everything as perfect as possible, or as close to perfect as possible.

“I love the two fast corners to the left on the infield, which makes it very interesting, and also the last part when you enter into a very high-speed corner after the back straight, followed by a banked corner. It’s pretty nice to go through there.

“The wind makes some effects because you have the trees, which are pretty high, so the wind is flowing in some parts of the circuit in a different way than in others, so it makes it a bit more challenging in that way.”