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Esteban Gutiérrez
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Date of birth August 5, 1991 (1991-08-05) (age 18)
Place of birth Monterrey (Mexico)
2010 GP3 Series
Debut season 2010
Current team ART Grand Prix
Car no. TBA
Starts 0
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2009
2009
2008
2007
Formula Three Euroseries
British F3
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW USA
Championship titles
2008 Formula BMW Europe
Awards
2007 FBMW USA Rookie/Year

Esteban Gutiérrez (born August 5, 1991 in Monterrey, Nuevo León) is a Mexican race car driver. In 2008, Gutiérrez won the Formula BMW Europe championship title,[1] becoming the youngest Mexican driver to win an International Championship at 17 years old.

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Career

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Karting

Gutiérrez started his career in 2004 in the Mexican Rotax Max Challenge (Karting) when he raced in the last 3 events of the season. In 2005, he again competed in the Mexican Rotax Max Challenge (Karting), and also raced in the Grand Nationals in South Bend, Indiana, where he finished third, which earned him a place at the World Finals in Malaysia, where he finished 22nd due to mechanical problems.

In 2006, Esteban won all 5 races in the Camkart Challenge Mexico, and again he raced in the Mexican Rotax Max Challenge. He also finished 4th in the Mexican Grand Nationals in Zacatecas, Mexico. 2007 saw him step up into the single-seater ranks, competing in the Formula BMW USA series. He finished 2nd in the overall championship, with 4 wins, 8 podiums and 9 pole positions, earning him Rookie of the Year honours. Despite finishing second, Gutiérrez finished some 87 points behind runaway champion Daniel Morad.

Formula BMW

Gutiérrez moved across to Europe to compete in the 2008 Formula BMW Europe championship - the championship's maiden season after the merger of the British and German series - and won the championship by 26 points from Marco Wittmann, winning 7 races (including six consecutively) to the German's one. In his final FBMW race, Gutiérrez finished 3rd in the World Final in Mexico City, beaten by Americas champion Alexander Rossi and Michael Christensen.

Formula Three Euroseries

For 2009, Gutiérrez has moved up to the Formula Three Euroseries with a seat at reigning champions ART Grand Prix alongside Jules Bianchi, Valtteri Bottas and Adrien Tambay. He finished ninth in the championship, taking two podiums during the season.

Formula One

He is also scheduled to test a BMW Sauber Formula One car in December as part of his prize for winning the Formula BMW Europe championship.[2]

GP3 Series

2010 will see Gutiérrez move to the GP3 Series, competing for ART Grand Prix. He will join Pedro Enrique and Alexander Rossi at the team.[3]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
new championship
Formula BMW Europe
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Felipe Nasr

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