Sauber’s Gutierrez seen visiting Caterham headquarters

5 December, 2013

Esteban Gutierrez

Esteban Gutierrez

Esteban Gutierrez is apparently considering a move from Sauber to Caterham for 2014.

Gutierrez’s Sauber teammate Nico Hulkenberg has already announced his switch to Force India, and now the 22-year-old Mexican is tipped to also leave the financially-struggling Swiss team.

The Swiss newspapers Blick and Neue Zercher Zeitung separately reported this week that Gutierrez has been spotted visiting Caterham’s UK headquarters.

Last month, the Telmex-backed Gutierrez admitted that he was “not sure” if he would be staying at Sauber for 2014.

“We’ll see what’s going to happen,” he said. “Obviously we have been looking to different options, even if my idea is to continue with Sauber, because we have been working on a good relationship for a long time.” (GMM)

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  • GreenHell

    Sauber’s actual financial situation might be worser than Ms Kaltenborn ever stated. Hülkenberg’s management already made some hints concerning the risky financial situation for the case of staying with the team – one of the major reasons they finally decided for Force India. And Gutierrez (not being reported to have to leave Sauber so far) will have very good reasons to visit Caterham…

    Hopefully, Sauber will stay in the grid. It would be a pity for one of the most likable teams to close its doors or to be merged with another team – and this due to the mismanagement of Ms Kaltenborn…

  • drift

    Caterham better sign Kovalainen sooner or later or there will be “some” riots in front of the Caterham HQ and during all the future race by his 250.000 followers on twitter. I will take care if not, hehe.

    They allured him with the promise of swiftly developing a respectable F1 outfit and all they gave him where crap cars that did not get better.

    And since backmarkers aren’t registered, people haven’t even taken notice that Kovalainen outperformed one of the best F1-qualifiers in Jarno Trulli regularly (15-4 qualifying duel) and often beat him by more than one second while Trulli held his ground against the likes of Alonso and beat him regularly in qualifying.

    Says a lot about Kovalainen’s ability and the superficial view by great parts of the F1 public.

  • Kimi4WDC

    I agree, Monisha would be great leading some government company. F1 is just not your usual text-book business you can apply management accounting and sustainability principles too and expect great output, she is in wrong field.

  • matthew

    I think sauber is slowly going to become a backmarker or leave f1 entirely. Too bad, like greenhell said, sauber is one of the most likeable teams on the grid.

  • Tamburello_1994

    What ever happened to “Sergei to the rescue”?

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