Esteban Gutierrez who has been with the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team as a simulator driver since 2018 has been appointed as a brand and business ambassador, the Brackley-based outfit announced on Friday.
Gutierrez will continue to attend race weekends and promotional events, and in his new role, he will also work with other areas of the team, including management, commercial, and marketing departments, with a particular focus on strengthening commercial relationships in the Latin American market.
Speaking about the news, the Mexcian commented saying:
I’m delighted to take on a new, expanded role at Mercedes, developing my experience across all areas of the team as I begin the next chapter of my career off the track. The unprecedented success of the team in recent years has strengthened the Mercedes brand around the world, and I have enjoyed working to promote and deepen the team’s connections with Latin American markets during my time at Mercedes. Over the last three years, I have been privileged to work with the exceptional talent throughout the team, and I look forward to continuing this collaboration further over the coming years in my new business-focused role.
Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Principal and CEO Toto Wolff commented saying:
Esteban is a valued member of Mercedes and his work behind the scenes since 2018 has made an important contribution to delivering maximum performance from the car at every race weekend. Since I have known Esteban, I have been impressed by his overall understanding of our industry and seen the potential for him to make a broader contribution to our success. He has supported us to develop valuable commercial relationships in the Latin American market, and he is well-placed to contribute more deeply to other areas of the team as well. Esteban’s new position will enable him to add value across the team and we are excited to work with him even more closely.