Yet another possible scenario in the F1 silly season has been shot down in flames, with Adrian SutilAdrian Sutil ruling out a move to Mercedes GP as a possible replacement for Michael Schumacher, should the 41-year-old decide to abandon his F1 comeback after a single season.

“There is no truth in that,” he told the Daily Mail newspaper. “Michael is going to stay there for another year at least, and I think he has a three year contract, so that is how it is.

“Of course it would be great to drive for Mercedes in the future, but I think now is just too early, and they are just rumours.”

Having driven for the same team since 2007 – albeit under a host of different names and owners – Sutil has been suggested as a candidate for switches to Mercedes GP, Renault or Williams next season, and the 27-year-old said he hoped a decision on his future would be announced shortly.

“I’m not sure at the moment, but it should happen pretty soon,” he added. “I just want to make sure to do the right thing, but I can’t say where I am going to be. It is too early for that … I will try to make [my decision] as quick as possible.”

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