user icon

Gutierrez started work at Haas 'weeks ago'

  • Published on 28 Nov 2015 09:31
  • comments 0
  • By: Johan van den Beld

Esteban Gutierrez has revealed he started work at Haas "several weeks ago". The Mexican was unveiled as Romain Grosjean's teammate for the new American team at the end of October. In Abu Dhabi this weekend, he is rounding out his duties as Ferrari's reserve driver, but his work at Haas "started already several weeks ago", Gutierrez told EFE news agency. "Everything I've seen so far is very good," the former Sauber driver said. This week, Haas revealed its new pitwall gantry for 2016 and grey-coloured garage hoardings.

Gutierrez's race seat comes thanks to his Mexican backers and links to Ferrari, with the Italian team working closely with Haas for 2016 and beyond. "This grand prix (in Abu Dhabi) is a little sad," he said, "because I have been like in a family all year long. It was a very special year but also an incredible new chapter starts now for me."

An Italian media source denied speculation Haas could poach Rob Smedley - formerly a long-time Ferrari race engineer - from Williams to be the American outfit's new technical director. Williams also denied the rumour. Another figure linked with a move to Haas has been Ferrari's ousted engineering chief Pat Fry, but the source denied that rumour as well.

Also excited about his impending switch to Haas is Romain Grosjean, who after the best part of a decade at Enstone - Renault and Lotus - is finally moving on to his second team in F1. "I think I have already been seduced by their approach," said the Lotus driver in Abu Dhabi, grinning that just saying the word 'Haas' is "very hard for a Frenchman". Straight away the spirit was 'let's go racing' and I liked that," added Grosjean. "I really like their philosophy and have been discovering more and more about America." (GMM)

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team -
  • Points -
  • Podiums -
  • Grand Prix -
  • Country FR
  • Date of b. Apr 17 1986 (36)
  • Place of b. Geneve, FR
  • Weight 71 kg
  • Length 1.8 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2023

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
3 - Mar 5
Bahrain
17 - Mar 19
Saudi Arabia
31 - Apr 2
Australia
28 - Apr 30
Azerbaijan
5 - May 7
United States of America
19 - May 21
Italy
26 - May 28
Monaco
2 - Jun 4
Spain
16 - Jun 18
Canada
30 - Jul 2
Austria
7 - Jul 9
United Kingdom
21 - Jul 23
Hungary
28 - Jul 30
Belgium
25 - Aug 27
Netherlands
1 - Sep 3
Italy
15 - Sep 17
Singapore
22 - Sep 24
Japan
20 - Oct 22
United States of America
27 - Oct 29
Mexico
3 - Nov 5
Brazil
17 - Nov 19
United States of America
24 - Nov 26
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2023

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Mar 5
17 - Mar 19
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
31 - Apr 2
Australia Albert Park
28 - Apr 30
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
5 - May 7
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
19 - May 21
26 - May 28
Monaco Monte Carlo
2 - Jun 4
16 - Jun 18
30 - Jul 2
Austria Red Bull Ring
7 - Jul 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
21 - Jul 23
Hungary Hungaroring
28 - Jul 30
25 - Aug 27
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
1 - Sep 3
Italy Monza
15 - Sep 17
22 - Sep 24
20 - Oct 22
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
27 - Oct 29
3 - Nov 5
Brazil Interlagos
17 - Nov 19
United States of America Las Vegas Street Circuit
24 - Nov 26
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar