HE WAS SURPRISED BY THE TEAM AND GAVE A FEW LAPS ON BOARD OF THE W06 DURING THE MERCEDES 125 YEARS IN MOTORSPORTS CELEBRATION
SILVERSTONE-. During the celebration of the 125th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Motorsports in Silverstone, Mercedes F1 team gave Esteban Gutiérrez the opportunity to drive the W06.
“I arrived at the circuit this morning and the team gave me a big surprise. I got the chance to drive the W06, which is the 2015 champion car. There is no doubt that it is an incredible car and the sensations were impressive. I am honestly very grateful to the team because it was a great opportunity.
“I enjoyed every moment, every lap. When I was driving I was screaming in excitement. It is important to take advantage of these opportunities to correlate with the simulator”, said Gutierrez.
Esteban is confident that throughout the year he will have more opportunities to drive an F1 car again as part of some test, which will undoubtedly be essential to continue his preparation and find a full-time seat for the 2020 season.
“I definitely miss racing and being able to do some laps was crazy. Driving these cars make me feel very happy”, he explained.
He also shared how special it was to be a part of Mercedes’ celebration, where there was an exhibition of all the historic cars.
“It has been an incredible event because you don’t always have the opportunity to see all the cars together and and even try them. I am very proud to be part of the Mercedes-Benz family”, he said.