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2012-07-03 13:01

RETURNING TO F1: Could Adrian Sutil be a potential replacement for Sauber's struggling Kamui Kobayashi in 2013?

Ousted Force India driver Adrian Sutil is still pushing to return to Formula 1.

Throughout his career with Force India's and during his stint with Spyker, Sutil was regarded as a reliable race driver.

In 2011 he lost his seat to Nico Hulkenberg amid the Eric Lux affair during which Sutil was convicted of grievous assault.

In 2012 the driver is without a job, though he is making clear his ambition to return to the sport where he amassed 90 races and almost 100 points since his 2007 debut.

‘I JUST HAVE TO RELAX’

Sutil attended the European Grand Prix at Valencia with his manager Manfred Zimmermann and was even spotted inside the Force India garage.

Sutil said: "I would love to race this year, but I just have to relax and wait for the opportunity.

"We are in contact and talking with some teams and right now I'm focused on coming back. I hope there's a seat for me," he said.

Sutil said he could have targeted a reserve driver's job for 2012 but stated "It didn't interest me".

He added that the break might turn out to be beneficial for his future in racing, “When I return, I will say that this break did me well and was crucial for my second career.

"Of course I would like to be racing but sometimes you just have to be smart enough to learn from your situation.  I'll be stronger when I come back, that's for sure,” he said.

As for the 2012 season, Sutil said: “(It’s a) good championship and it's great to see teams like Williams and Sauber capable of fighting for podiums".

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