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F1 Spanish GP: Haas boss Steiner keeping faith in Gutierrez

Guenther Steiner remains confident Esteban Gutierrez's fortunes will pick up as he continues the search for his first points of the 2016 season.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says he expects Esteban Gutierrez to come on stronger in the next rounds having failed to score in the opening four events of the 2016 F1 season.

The Mexican made his return to F1 with the new American outfit having competed in two seasons for Sauber in 2013 and 2014, but has so far struggled to get on terms with team-mate Romain Grosjean.

A non-scorer from the opening four events – unlike Grosjean, who has scored on three occasions -, the former Ferrari test driver lost the chance of a good result in Russia after colliding with Nico Hulkenberg, an incident he was also handed a drive-through penalty for.

Despite the set-backs, Steiner believes Gutierrez is 'getting better' and is confident he will score his first points of the year soon enough.

“I think he has had quite a few unlucky circumstances for him. It's getting better, I mean at the start he had a little bit too much wheelspin and then ran in to Hulkenberg. What can you do? Hopefully next time it is better. He needs now to focus on the next race, which he will, and try to do the best.

“In qualifying he was just a little bit behind Romain and he's doing a good job for the team. He just had a bad start and that ended his race, that was it. If you have to come in and you lose all this time in the first lap you are gone.”
by Ollie Barstow



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