Guttierez announced as Ferrari reserve driver

It was announced today that Esteban Guttierez will become Ferrari’s test and reserve driver.

With Sauber not having scored any points in their worst season since they joined Formula 1 in 1993, it was announced at the Brazilian Grand Prix that Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson were going to drive for the swiss outfit in 2015; this left Sutil and Guttierez heading for exit door.

The 23 year old will now line up with four time world champion Sebastian Vettel, 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari.

Team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said Gutierrez:

“Although young, has plenty of experience relating to the new generation of Formula 1 cars.

I am sure that, with his experience, he will make an important contribution to the development work of the team in the simulator.”

In my opinion Esteban didn’t really shine in his second season of F1, admittedly Sauber produced a poor car this season and it can be difficult to prove yourself in poor machinery, but there were no real stand out performances from the Mexican.

Shortly after the announcement Esteban Gutierrez said:

“It is for me the beginning of a new path for my future and I’m going to do my utmost to contribute to the achievement of the targets set by the Scuderia”