Gutiérrez eager to get the 'most from what he has'
13 June 2013 – Sauber driver Esteban Gutiérrez is looking to get the most from what he has when he heads to Silverstone later this month for the British Grand Prix, the eighth round in the 2013 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
Gutiérrez has made the step up to F1 this season, and as yet has still to score, although he came close in Spain when he finished eleventh.
Looking to the next event, he admitted opening his account was high on his priority list: “Definitely, that is my goal [to get my first points],” he told ESPN. “Silverstone will be an interesting track to drive in a F1 car. I enjoy this track a lot, it has a lot of fast corners and hopefully it suits well our car. But I don’t really want to make any expectations because it is so variable this season in the first seven races. It is difficult to make a prediction.
“I just try to go there and focus on the most important things and get the most from what we have.”
As for his year to date, he added that the most important thing is to keep learning: “One of the things is that you don't achieve success from one day to another. It's quite evident; you have to work a lot, you have to gain experience and it's very important to learn from the mistakes. It's about taking it step-by-step and it's very important to take them in the most solid way because that's how you can make progress,” he added.
“Generally the experience [this season] has been very interesting. It's obviously not as easy as it looks because otherwise everything would be easy and not so interesting. So it's a challenge that I'm enjoying and I'm really looking forward to keep improving myself, communication with the team, as a person to feel more confident and these things I've been improving a lot in the last few races. So now we're trying to improve as a team as well, hopefully for Silverstone it will be a better situation for us.”