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2012-01-16 08:06

F1 BAR BRAWL: Adrian Sutil is facing charges of assault after a night club night out turned ugly after the 2011 Chinese GP.

Karolos Grohmann

BERLIN, Germany - Former Force India Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil will stand trial in Munich, Germany on charges of causing bodily harm during a night club brawl in China in 2011.

Sutil, yet to find a race seat for 2012, is charged with attacking and injuring Eric Lux, chief executive of Renault F1 team owners Genii Capital, in a Shanghai night club after the 2011 Chinese GP. The court dates are January 30/31.

Sutil issued a statement of apology, without giving any details, for injuring Lux.


Sutil's manager Manfred Zimmermann told reporters the driver was looking forward to seeing the truth of the incident come out in court.

British media have speculated that McLaren's 2008 World champion Lewis Hamilton, who won the Chinese race and was in the club with his friend and former F3 team mate, could be called as a witness.

Renault has since been renamed Lotus. Force India ha already announced Nico Hulkenberg as Sutil's replacement.


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