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More Mexican spice for Sauber

2012-10-19 08:13

WHO WILL FILL THE SEAT NEXT? Sauber has said the team will give Esteban Gutierrez a run in a young driver test in Dubai, UAE.

 
Sauber will run Mexican Formula 1 prospect Esteban Gutierrez in a young driver test in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, at the end of the 2012 season, the Swiss team has said.

The 21-year-old is already the team's test and reserve driver and is tipped as a likely candidate to fill the shoes of fellow Mexican Sergio Perez, who is joining McLaren as Lewis Hamilton's replacement next season.

ANOTHER MEXICAN

Sauber has a number of important Mexican sponsors and Monterrey-born Gutierrez is also backed by the country's phone giant Telmex within the same Escuderia Telmex line-up as Perez.

The test will be Gutierrez's fourth for Sauber since 2009 and he will be joined in Abu Dhabi by 21-year-old Hollander Robin Frijns. The tests will run from November 6-8, 2012.

Sauber has taken four podium finishes this season and the team has the most desirable remaining vacancy, and possibly two seats, in the sport now that teams above them have settled their line-ups.

The team's other current race driver is Japan's Kamui Kobayashi, whose future remains uncertain despite him finishing third at his 2012 home GP.



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