The under-fire Adrian Sutil was one of the most in-demand figures in the Barcelona paddock on Thursday, with the 28-year-old the subject of intense media speculation in the wake of revelations that he ‘glassed’ Genii Capital CEO Eric Lux at a nightclub after the Chinese Grand Prix. Lux – who required many stitches to a gash in his neck – has vowed to lodge a criminal complaint against the German.
And rather than hiding from the press, Sutil – and manager Manfred Zimmermann – held a press conference to dismiss suggestions that his seat at Force India was under threat.
The German refused to discuss details of the alleged incident, or that the team had only confirmed he was with them for this weekend.
“Of course it’s a bit difficult at the moment,” he told reporters, when asked about his last week.
“But when I’m in the car, the world will be in order. I look forward to it.”
Manager Zimmermann was equally bullish about the prospects of his client, and added: “To date there is no official indictment, only the press release about the intention (of Lux).
And when asked about Force India’s seemingly non-committal press release about its driver line-up, he replied: “The team has the right to monitor the situation – that is normal – but we believe that Adrian will also be in the cockpit for all the remaining races.”
[Image via LAT]
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