Gutierrez plays down Steiner spat

Date published: November 14 2016

Adding to Haas’ disastrous Brazilian Grand Prix, where they suffered a double retirement, driver Esteban Gutierrez appeared to have an argument with team boss Guenther Steiner.

During the week, Haas dropped the Mexican for Renault driver Kevin Magnussen, with Gutierrez still without a drive for 2017.

Making his way back to the team garage, Gutierrez reacted angrily to his retirement on lap 60, which caused for Steiner to intervene.

"I was very angry about the situation," he told F1i.

"But I was not angry at anyone, it was just the wrong timing and afterwards we were laughing with each other just about the moment. It looked like there was something going on but not necessarily.

"I don't think it's fair to blame anyone at the moment because we don't know exactly what the problem is. There was an electrical issue and again we missed another opportunity.

"I'm angry at the situation because it's been like this very often in the year. It's not a very nice place to be but we move on, I will never give up."

However, the 25-year-old expressed his desire to finish the season on a positive note with Haas.

"Of course, of course. I'm doing my best. Everybody's doing their best," he explained.

"I am professional and I want to give my best, not only for myself but also for the team. This is who I'm racing for now, I still have one more race to go and I think I have always been a person who wants to leave things in a good way and be professional. I'll give my best until the last moment."