Fruits of passion: Rising star Esteban Gutierrez became the first Mexican driver to drive a Formula 1 simulator. The 2008 Formula BMW Europe champion was invited by team principal Frank Williams to do a trial session in the team simulator located in the AT&T Williams team based in Oxford. The young driver from Monterrey drove over 50 laps around the virtual track of Mt. Fuji which features the longest straight in Formula 1.
“It was a very special day and experience for me. This invitation by Mr. Frank Williams has a very important value and meaning in my life as a person and as a professional driver. I had the opportunity of being in the team’s factory and then to get on board the simulator which has the same cockpit, pedals and steering wheel as a F1 car. It also has a special screen so that everything feels life-sized. With the information they were able to gather about my performance, they will be able to compare it with Nico and Kazuki. Although they’ve been testing for much longer in this same simulator, I was very close to Nico’s times," an elated Esteban commented.
Esteban Gutierrez is testing with ART team this week at Magny-Cours and is sponsored by Multigama, Nemak, and Nutrilite.
F1weekly is proud to follow the career of this amazing Aztec racing talent, for more information please visit www.estebangtz.com
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