Alejandro Agag tips Gutierrez for title contention

  • 15 Jan 2017 13:20
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

FIA Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag thinks that latest recruit Esteban Gutierrez has a bright future in the all electric series.

Gutierrez confirmed that he would be switching to Formula E after he was not retained by Haas for the 2017 Formula One season.

Agag has been a fan of Gutierrez for a long time and believes that the Mexican has a successful future ahead of him.                                  

“I think that’s [Gutierrez joining] great news for the championship,” he said. “We’ve known Esteban for a long time - I was in GP2 when Esteban was there and obviously he’s a great driver.

“He’s a young driver and has a long career in front of him and is choosing to follow his career after Formula 1 in Formula E.

“At his age, I see a very bright future for him. I think it’s going to be great for the Mexico race to have a local star for the fans to cheer for. 

“This year Esteban is going to be on a learning curve in Formula E - he’s missed two races of the season already, so it’s not a season for him to try to win the championship, but a season to learn.

“He’ll race in Mexico and New York - we have a few clashes with other championships that will free up seats and for him to occupy those seats and to learn.

“And then after that in season four, I think he’ll have a proper race drive and will be one of the guys who is going to fight for the championship.”

 

Fergal Walsh

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