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Esteban Gutierrez set for 2017 Formula E drive

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Former Sauber and Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez has confirmed he will drive in Formula E for "a number of races" this year.

The Mexican driver lost his Haas seat to Kevin Magnussen following a disappointing 2016 season which saw him fail to score a single point. Gutierrez's options seemed to have slimmed in recent weeks, with Sauber closing on a deal with Pascal Wehrlein and Manor entering administration.

On Monday, Gutierrez confirmed his immediate future does not involve F1 at a press conference in Mexico City, though he did not reveal which team he will join on the all-electric series' grid. The switch means he will become the seventh former F1 driver on the current grid.

His schedule remains unclear, with the Formula E Twitter account stating he will compare in "a number of races", though his home race in Mexico City (on a modified layout of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit used in F1) on April 1 is one of them.

Gutierrez will also weigh up his options for a drive in the 2017/2018 season.