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2012-03-30 13:09

ONE GOAL IN MIND: Adrian Sutil has expressed his eagerness to get back into a Formula 1 car.

 

Adrian Sutil's dispute with team boss Eric Lux is now formally over, after the former Force India driver withdrew the appeal against his assault conviction.

On January 31, 2012, the German was found guilty of grievous bodily harm following a Shanghai nightclub incident that occurred in 2011, and was handed a suspended 18-month jail term and a R2-million fine.

Sutil's lawyers immediately filed an appeal against the Munich court's penalty, prompting the prosecution to do the same.

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But Bild-Zeitung reports that the 29-year-old has now withdrawn that appeal, the German newspaper adding that the prosecution followed suit.

The F1 racer, who is without a seat for 2012, said: "I am very happy that I have been able to express myself to Eric Lux and don't have to go to court again.

"I don't want to have to go through another year like the one past.

"The topic is finished and I want to resume doing what I do best as quickly as possible - racing in Formula 1," said Sutil.

Bild said Sutil's FIA superlicense is not affected by his criminal conviction or his accepting of the sentence.

Sutil's manager, Manfred Zimmermann, said: "We are very pleased that Eric Lux and Adrian have spoken and the topic is now closed."

"From now on we will concentrate only on the sport and do everything to get Adrian back in F1."


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