Esteban Gutierrez will be Sauber’s test and reserve driver in 2011.
The Mexican driver has already worked with the team this year as an “affiliated” driver. He will also drive for the team in the end-of season rookie driver test at Abu Dbahi.
He won the inaugural GP3 championship at Monza last week and claimed the Formula BMW Europe crown in 2008. Both series are F1 support events.
He also participated in last year’s rookie test for BMW (now Sauber) as part of his prize for winning the Formula BMW Europe championship.
I learnt a great deal about the professionalism and practical procedures in the Formula One team. Plus, in early September I had an opportunity to attend the team’s fitness camp with the two team drivers.
Formula One is my ambition, and I’m really grateful to Peter Sauber for his confidence in me and my ability.