According to Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene, Esteban Gutierrez was too young to make his Formula One debut in 2012 and paid the price for advancing to the top car class at the end of this season, when the Swiss team suspended after three seasons of racing with Sauber. The Mexican became Ferrari's test and backup racer last week, and brought his sponsor, telecommunications giant America Movil, to Maranello, which includes the Telmex, Telcel and Claro brands, whose logos will be visible on Ferrari's Kimi Raikkoten and Sebastian. Arrivabene warned that Gutierrez should not be underestimated. "Esteban is one of the racers who got into Formula One too soon. Talented racers must not step too fast
Sebastian Vettel has replaced a former Ferrari racer, Gerhard Berger, at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, where the next Formula One World Championship race will take place. Berger lent Vettl his Ferrari F1-87 / 88C with which he raced in 1988 and won the Italian Grand Prix. Berger, who last raced in Formula One in 1997, was able to test Vettl’s 2012 Red Bull Renault race car, from the 2012 season, with which Sebastian won the championship. “The car is so clean, so direct,” Vettel said of driving a 16-year-old Ferrari with a 1.5-liter turbo engine. "Due to the lower vacuum, the speeds in corners are lower than in modern racing cars, but it doesn't say anything, as it has a lot of power at its disposal. Driving is a lot of fun. Great!"