Esteban Gutierrez. Photo: Haas F1
After scoring in three of the first four big prizes of the season thanks to Romain Grosjean, it seemed in the Grand Prix of Spain was going to get the time for Esteban Gutierrez was premiered with the team Haas. The mexican driver, bit lucky up until this weekend, it occupied the tenth position when the race entered its final laps. But behind appeared the Toro Rosso of Dannil Kvyat, with tires more fresh and much better rhythm, to which the american could not resist.
With a two-stop strategy, Gutierrez rose to the eighth position after the second. But 35 turns is antojaban excessive for the medium compound to set up and the pursuers began to echársele above. The mexican was still eighth with ten turns to complete, but first Felipe Massa, eight laps from the finish, and after Jenson Button, six, you are relegated to the last place in the points, which would end up losing to Daniil Kvyat in the penultimate lap of the race.
“I Think I did the maximum from start to finish, although , we could have done something better with the tyres, maybe make a release a little longer with the soft ones because at the end of the race, simply, I was left without tires. However, I had fun, I’ve had some good battles, and although we were not able to score we are achieving greater consistency in the car that will help us to continue to progress”.
Worse luck for Romain Grosjean, who after a good start managed to sneak into the top 10 until he lost the front wing, which left the points positions. The French ended up abandoning ten laps from the end, affected by a problem in the brakes.
“I Made a good start, was fighting among the first ten when my front wing, for some reason, decided to go. I went back to the pits, we set up a new one and tires fresh, but the car did not have a good day and at the end I was left without brakes. We need to discover that is happening, because we’ve given back almost all of the set up and follow peleándonos with the balance: the workouts this week are going to be very important for us.”
The second zero of the season makes Haas miss out on a place in the Constructors ‘ for the benefit of Toro Rosso and is placed sixth, four points to the team and Italian, and with seven of advantage over Force India.