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ESTEBAN GUTIERREZ FINDS HOME FOR 2017

Esteban Gutierrez will continue to racing in IndyCar for the remainder of 2017 - Photo: LAT

Esteban Gutierrez will continue to racing in IndyCar for the remainder of 2017 – Photo: LAT

Former Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutierrez has found a home for the remainder of the 2017 season, substituting for Sebastien Bourdais at Dale Coyne Racing for the remainder for the year.

After a late call up to race at the Indycar Detroit Grand Prix, the Mexican driver will continue to race in the No. 18 Honda starting with this weekends race a Road America.

“I’m very happy to finally announce my racing program for the rest of the season,” Gutierrez said. “To represent Mexico in the Verizon IndyCar Series has a huge significance to all the fans that have been following the series through history and I’m very grateful to fill in this position.”

“IndyCar has highly competitive teams and drivers and the challenge for me will be great, but I will use all my experience from Formula One with Sauber, Haas F1 Team and Ferrari in order to adapt quickly to the car and the tracks,” he added.

“I look forward to continue working with Dale Coyne Racing and Honda, I put my trust in them to achieve great results together.”

Esteban Gutierrez racing in his IndyCar debut at Detroit - Photo: LAT

Esteban Gutierrez racing in his IndyCar debut at Detroit – Photo: LAT

Dale Coyne was impressed with Gutierrez’s preformance on his debut at Detroit.

“We’re very pleased that Esteban can join us for the remainder of the season,” said Coyne. “Esteban did a very good job in Detroit despite having a lot to learn in a short amount of time. He fit in very well with the team and I look forward to our next races with him, starting with Road America this week.”

Unlike Detroit, the Wisconsin circuit won’t be new to Gutierrez, having raced at Road America in 2007 in Formula BMW USA and also having tested there last week with Dale Coyne Racing teammate and fellow rookie Ed Jones.

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