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Sauber completes the driver duo: Gutierrez becomes the second regular driver

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N och-Sauber driver Sergio Perez had already announced this decision in a conversation with Spanish-speaking journalists on the sidelines of the Brazilian Grand Prix. The 21-year-old Gutierrez is currently a test driver at the Swiss racing team and replaces the Japanese Kamui Kobayashi.

Robin Frijns becomes substitute driver

It has long been clear that Hülkenberg will drive for Perez at Sauber next year. The Mexican Perez replaces Lewis Hamilton, who has switched to Mercedes, at McLaren in 2013.

'Esteban has been part of the team for a long time, so we have followed his career intensively Our test and reserve driver. We introduced him step by step to Formula 1. Esteban has a lot of talent and he is now ready for this leap. We are convinced that with Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez a powerful driver pairing for the 2013 season ', comments team boss Monisha Kaltenborndie decision.

Gutierrez is looking forward to team-mate Hülkenberg

Gutierrez is of course happy about his promotion:' I've been with Sauber for three years now connected and very grateful for the attention that was shown to me and all the information that continuously prepared me for Formula 1. The other racing series were the introduction, but now go t is about the real challenge of succeeding in the premier class of motorsport. '

' The support from my family and sponsors was a key to getting this far. I am very grateful to all of the people who contributed to this. I'm looking forward to being on a team with a pilot as experienced as Nico Hülkenberg. It will be a good orientation for me so that I can find my way around F1 as quickly as possible and we can develop the car with the team in the best possible way. '

Robin Frijns will be the new test and reserve driver for the Swiss 21-year-old Dutchman began his career in karting, winning the Formula Renault 3.5 series title in 2012.

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