Sauber rookie Gutierrez not sure if he is ready for F1 14 December, 2012 Dec.14 (GMM) Esteban Gutierrez has admitted that his might not be an easy transition to Formula One in 2013, when the 21-year-old rookie is replacing countryman Sergio Perez at Telmex-backed Sauber next year. In 2012, he finished the GP2 season in third place behind Davide Valsecchi and Luiz Razia. “I am fully aware that F1 is not easy, because it’s the highest level of motor sport,” Mexican Gutierrez is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace. “It’s true that I have not been consistent in GP2, but I think this has been the most rewarding season on my career because it’s the kind of experience that gives you a better perspective for the future. “I will try to look for consistency in F1 and when I get it, I can start thinking about great results,” he added. “First, I have to go step by step, adapt, and for that the beginning of the season will be very important.” Gutierrez admits that he cannot say for sure if he is ready for F1. “It makes no sense to say I am 100 per cent ready because it’s difficult to judge. “But definitely I am doing my best and using all the time I have had on the track to improve my knowledge with the car, not only for the driving itself but also the feedback to give to the team. “In F1, this is crucial,” he concluded. Subbed by AJN. Related NewsHungarian Grand Prix: Sauber preview BudapestSauber: Our competitiveness has slightly improvedSauber: We hoped for a bit moreSauber: The day went according to planMid-season driver changes for Caterham and Sauber?German Grand Prix: Sauber preview HockenheimSauber: We made some good changes to the carGutierrez and Sainz feature in silly season latestSauber: We had a small issue with the powertrainGutierrez penalised for crashing into Maldonado MightyK Sounds like he’s not ready. Max Smoot Actually I find his candid self-appraisal refreshing. Overconfidence has often done in many drivers.