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Wolff reveals new rule that has cost Gutierrez Formula 1 return

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has revealed the little-known Formula 1 rule that ensured Racing Point was unable to consider Esteban Gutierrez for a race return at the weekend. Gutierrez is listed as a reserve driver for Mercedes, as well as for Racing Point and McLaren, but at present is unable to drive an F1 car. Article continues under video Racing Point ultimately turned to Nico Hülkenberg, primarily due to the fact he only drove for Renault at the end of last season, while Gutierrez had not competed in a grand prix weekend since the end of 2017. But there is an additional reason that has come to light as Wolff disclosed: "Esteban would definitely have been a really strong candidate...
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