Esteban closes out successful weekend at Budapest and continues leading the GP3 Budapest, Hungary -- On the last day of activity at the Hungaroring, young Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez, driving ART Grand Prix's car ...
Esteban closes out successful weekend at Budapest and continues leading the GP3
Budapest, Hungary -- On the last day of activity at the Hungaroring, young Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez, driving ART Grand Prix's car #2, did an outstanding start of the race and moved up two positions to place himself fifth, where he remained for the entire race.
Gutierrez pushed hard behind Tech 1 Racing's driver Estefano Coletti, but never really found the chance to overtake him. At the end of the 16 laps of the 12th race of the season, Esteban crossed the finish line in fifth place, earning two more points for the championship and closing another points paying weekend.
With the 11 points from this round of the GP3 series, Gutierrez has a 30 point lead over Robert Wickens, who also scored championship points for himself. With this result, the Mexican continues at the top of the standings with 75 points, with 40 points still available in the four remaining races of the European series, which will take place on August 27-29 in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, and on September 10-12 in Monza, Italy.
The GP3 Series will take a four week break that the young driver will use to continue his mental and physical preparation, key factors of his profession.
Car # 2 ART Grand Prix
"This was a very positive weekend for us as we were able to keep our 30 point difference in the championship. The Hungaroring is a very difficult track during a race situation because overtaking is very difficult."
"The qualifying result was very important for the result of the first race, which we finished in second place, and then we were able to climb up to fifth on the second race".
"Since the beginning we have been focused on consistency, and we've been up to the challenge in every event; it has been the key to create and maintain a lead that we have been able to increase on each race."
"I thank my fans for the good comments they have for me, their support motivates me to be a better person. Now we will have a four week break before the next race in Belgium, and I will use the time to keep training and to get some rest, thinking that, with faith in God, we will close the next two events on a high note."