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It has been confirmed that Mexico’s Esteban Gutiérrez, GP3 Champion of last year and Sauber Formula 1 reserve driver, will be remaining with Lotus ART for the 2011 GP2 season. The 20-year-old ended his inaugural season in 13th position.
“I'm happy to have our plans sorted for next season this early, as it will give us a good amount of time to keep on going with our preparations for next year, and with a good rhythm,” Gutiérrez comments.
“I feel very grateful to all the people in the team for their work and integrity, which has been a key for acquiring the right experience as a driver; this has been an important decision for next season and we are looking forward to making the most of the opportunity to perform in a very competitive way.
“I would like to thank all the other teams that expressed interest in having me on their team - I'm sure we will have great competition together.”
“Esteban’s involvement in the team’s plans is rewarding on the sporting and human level and I am sincerely delighted that we will be able to continue the adventure together,” adds Team Principal Frederic Vasseur.
“I think that we still have some great chapters to write together and I hope that the combined know-how of Lotus ART and Esteban will result in a synergy that both parties will be able to take advantage of in 2012, which will be a pivotal year.”
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