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Istanbul: Esteban Gutierrez race 2 report

Esteban Gutierrez leads the GP3 Series after Turkey Istambul, Turkey -- GP3 Series leader Esteban Gutierrez, at ART Grand Prix, had a race a little more complicated than yesterday's, starting from eighth position and losing a few places at the...

Esteban Gutierrez leads the GP3 Series after Turkey

Istambul, Turkey -- GP3 Series leader Esteban Gutierrez, at ART Grand Prix, had a race a little more complicated than yesterday's, starting from eighth position and losing a few places at the start, to climb back until he fought James Jakes for seventh place, eventually taking it and fighting Brazilian Felipe Guimaraes for sixth, which he could not accomplish due to a gearbox problem in his car.

All in all, the Mexican driver reached his fourth top ten of the season by crossing the finish line seventh, and earned another additional point for the fastest lap, number 10, with a time of 1m 47.522s.

With this weekend's results at Istambul Park, the Mexican driver is solid at the top or the championship standings, with 22 points, ahead of Alexander Rossi, his teammate, with 17 points.

Team ART Grand Prix also increased their lead in the team's championship, and have now 40 points, while runner up Jenzer Motorsport is 21 points behind, with 19.

Esteban will travel this Tuesday to Monterrey, Mexico, where he will visit relatives and friends, and will attend several events with sponsors and media. Gutierrez will be back in Europe on June 13th for the fourth official training of the GP3 Series on June 17 and 18, at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana- Ricardo Tormo, in Valencia, Spain. This is also the city where rounds 5 and 6 of the championship will take place in June 25-27, on the street course, together with the Formula 1 and the GP2 Series.

Esteban Gutierrez: Car No. 2 ART Grand Prix Multigama/Telmex/Fastenal/DeAcero

"This has been a positive weekend in many aspects. We are leading the championship which motivates the whole team to continue working hard and improving as we have done since the very beginning".

"This is only the second event and we cannot get carried away by the results we have achieved so far. We have to be smart and continue working on solid bases to be able to face any circumstances during the season".

"We thank God for the opportunities we have had so far. It is important to keep our feet on the ground and not change the way we have been working to this day".

-source: estebangtz.com

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Series GP3
Drivers James Jakes , Esteban Gutierrez , Felipe Guimaraes
Teams ART Grand Prix , Jenzer Motorsport