10 questions with Esteban Gutierez

10 questions with Esteban Gutierez
BALL SKILLS: Esteban Gutierrez admits to being not very good at football, despite hailing from football mad Mexico.

He's mexican, but football isn't his sport.

Esteban Gutierrez is one of the up and coming names in Formula One.

Even though he has endured a tough rookie season this year and has yet to claim a point, the young Mexican was all smiles during his visit to Henderson Secondary School as part of an F1 in Schools event.

The 22-year-old Sauber driver even joined the youngsters from the Chelsea FC Football School Singapore for a short kickabout.

Sitting down with The New Paper, Gutierrez answered 10 questions on F1, football and life.

1. You may have a new partner next season. Does talk of Nico Hulkenberg leaving Sauber upset you?

It doesn't upset me. At the end of the day, I am doing the best I can for the team and I'm racing for the team and myself. I have to focus on the things that are happening season by season and I'm sure the team will not change our teammates during the season.

2. How much do you know about Singapore?

The first time I was here was in 2004, when I came to visit for a few days after the Karting World Finals in Malaysia. When I came back last year, I was a GP2 driver. So this is my third trip here and, this time, as a Formula One driver. It's quite exciting and one of my favourite events.

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