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
Adrian Sutil believes that Formula One teams looking for racers with sponsorship money are demanding all too much resources. Sauber thus replaced Sutil and Gutierrez with Nasr and Ericsson for the 2015 season. Both of these racers brought a lot of sponsorship money to the team and thus "bought" a seat. Sutil, of course, strongly criticizes such a system: “Well, it is not as it should be. It was always hard, it was hard for everyone, but it was always like that. Twenty or thirty years ago, you could buy a seat from smaller teams. Now there are fewer of these smaller teams and they are thus more obvious. This may never change, but it could be a little more balanced. I remember when Minardi and Arrows were in Formula One. They were more or less profitable. Maybe it was some race
The Sauber team has announced that the Swede Marcus Ericsson, who made his Formula One debut with Caterham this year, will race for them next season. “After a very turbulent week, I got the Christmas present a bit early,” Ericsson said. "The Sauber team has entrusted me with a race car for the 2015 season, which makes me very proud, as this team is known as one of the best racers. The challenge will be great. I will do my best to develop as a racer and lead the Sauber team. closer to the top where it belongs, ”he added. “Marcus is a very motivated racer,” team boss Monisha Kaltenborn commented on the announced collaboration. "It's not an easy starting season for him, but he has remained calm all the time and has improved especially in the last races. We are sure that Marcus will give the team a new impetus," he added.