Adrian Sutil has lodged an appeal against his grievous bodily harm conviction

Former Grand Prix driver Adrian Sutil has confirmed he will appeal against the grievous bodily harm conviction that was handed down to him last week.

The German was hit with an 18-month suspended jail sentence and fined €200,000 after he was found guilty of stabbing Lotus F1 team executive Eric Lux with a champagne flute at a Shanghai nightclub.

The German DPA and SID news agencies have reported that Sutil’s manager, Manfred Zimmermann, has confirmed that his star client will be appealing his conviction, where he will argue that the court did not adequately consider the nightclub’s security footage offered as evidence, nor did it apparently take into consideration all available witness testimony.

On the flipside, the prosecution is also set to appeal the conviction, but instead argue that the sentence and fine handed out to Sutil were too lenient.

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