Adrian Sutil has vowed to clear his name in the criminal complaint set to be launched against him

Force India has move quickly to quash suggestions that the to-be-launched criminal case against Adrian Sutil would necessitate a change in the team’s driver line-up for the Spanish Grand Prix.

With reserve driver Nico Hülkenberg waiting in the wings, the team confirmed that it will continue to “monitor the situation” while confirming it will field an unchanged line-up for the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile, a statement from Sutil confirms that he will fight to clear himself of these accusations…

“Force India Formula 1 Team is aware of the statements made by both its driver, Adrian Sutil, and Mr. Eric Lux of Genii Capital, pertaining to events following the Chinese Grand Prix,” a statement from the team reads.

“It remains fully committed to its driver line-up at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.”

Meanwhile, Sutil’s manager Manfred Zimmermann has announced that his star client will use every means necessary to “clear his name” in the criminal complaint that Eric Lux, the CEO of Renault F1 team owners Genii Capital, is set to lodge after an alleged assault inflicted by Sutil at a Shanghai nightclub.

“Following the recent press statement issued on behalf of Mr. Eric Lux, it has come to our attention, that he intends to submit a criminal complaint against Mr. Adrian Sutil regarding an incident that took place following the Chinese Grand Prix,” a statement from Zimmermann reads.

“Adrian has already explained, that his actions in China resulted in the accidental injury of Mr. Lux and has apologised unreservedly for his involvement in this unfortunate event.

“Should Mr. Lux proceed with his complaint, Adrian will use every available means to clarify his position and clear his name.

“No further comment will be made on the matter as Adrian continues to focus on the forthcoming races.”

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