London: Sauber will run Mexican Formula One prospect Esteban Gutierrez in a young driver test in Abu Dhabi next month, the Swiss team said on Thursday.
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 compatriot Sergio Perez, who is joining McLaren as Lewis Hamilton's replacement next season.
Sauber have a number of important Mexican sponsors and Monterrey-born Gutierrez is also backed by the country's telephone 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 Dutchman Robin Frijns. The test runs from November 6 to 8....more
04:36 PM, Oct 18, 2012