Esteban Gutierrez signs for Lotus ART

The wait is over, and much to my personal surprise, Esteban Gutierrez has signed with the Lotus ART team for the 2010-11 GP2 Asia Series and the 2011 GP2 Series.  Congratulations to both Esteban and ART… definitely a win-win deal.

I would now expect an announcement from Jules Bianchi, confirming his place at ART alongside Esteban.

Though I had expected Esteban to follow in the Telmex sponsored Barwa Addax car that Sergio Pérez is driving this season, he opted for the continuity offered by Vasseur and Todt’s ART operation, after racing with them in both F3 Euroseries and GP3.

As we have written about in the past couple of days, this signing, though, only adds to my personal confusion regarding the relationship between ART and its F1 future.   I prefer not to speculate, but the Sauber reserve driver driving for the technical partner of the Lotus-Renault F1 team is making my head spin…

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One Response to Esteban Gutierrez signs for Lotus ART

  1. Vincent LS says:

    Bianchi is linked with Ferrari so there is also a problem… And Bird will test the Mercedes. I don’t think it really matter in GP2.

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