Gutiérrez optimistic over 2015 Sauber drive
16 August 2014 – Esteban Gutiérrez says he is hopeful that he will extend his Sauber stay into 2015, despite enduring a troublesome season with the Swiss outfit.
Gutiérrez has been part of the Sauber set-up for several years and has raced for the team in Formula 1 since the start of 2013, with a best finish of seventh in Japan last season.
Gutiérrez has yet to open his 2014 account but insists that talks with Sauber regarding his future are ongoing as he seeks a third season in the sport.
"We have opened talks with Sauber, [we] have opened discussions with other teams, we are in a time of assessment to see what direction we want to take," Gutiérrez told Mexican media during a promotional event in his home country.
"In the next two months we have to make a decision and right now we're evaluating all the possibilities we have open.
"Sauber is happy with me and wants to continue."
Gutiérrez also conceded that the next two events, which take place in Belgium and Italy, will be difficult for Sauber's C33.
"This car has itself been the most difficult [to handle], it is a very complex car in various aspects, but I think the car today has evolved a lot [from testing].
"[But] the truth is that we have problems in the car, especially on the straights; in the short term Monza and Spa are not looking good for us."