Esteban Gutierrez says he has been taking full advantage of his new test driver role within the Ferrari team and is learning all the time from experienced team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

The Mexican, who raced with Sauber in 2013 and 2014, was signed to Ferrari as its official test and reserve driver for the 2015 season and has already completed a handful of days in the SF15-T during in-season tests.

Indeed, despite losing a race drive for this season, Gutierrez says he is relishing his new role within the Ferrari team and has had the opportunity to pick up inspiration from world championship winning drivers Vettel and Raikkonen.

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"I feel very grateful because they've been very open to me," he said. "Sebastian and Kimi have been a huge benefit for me because they give me their perspective on how it is to be in the race seat.

"It's a great reference for me to have that experience and to step into their perspective and watch how they both work and how different they both are."

Gutierrez, who may get a chance to drive the car during FP1 at his home Mexico Grand Prix - which returns to the calendar for the first time since 1992 -, is currently considered one of the candidates to fill one of the available seats at the incoming Haas F1 team for 2016.