Even though his Shanghai outing ended in the way it did, Gutiérrez was keen to look for the silver lining of the experience. "China also had a positive side to it - the engineers took several technical measures, which saw an improvement," he pointed out.
Compared with China, Bahrain offers Gutiérrez a level of familiarity as he's competed in Sakhir on many occasions in the past in the GP2 Series. Last year he finished one of the two features races in third places, and one of the sprint races a step higher on the podium.
"I know the track from my time in GP2, and I think it's a nice one with challenging corners. It's a very demanding track for the tyres, and I'm looking forward to driving there in a F1 car.
"The conditions are not as humid as in Malaysia, but you still have to be in good shape to cope with the heat during the race," the young Mexican racer added, hopeful that the dry desert heat would be more to his liking and provide the extra boost he needed to reboot his fledgling F1 career.