Sutil's free to make F1 return

2012-12-18 10:29

Former Force India driver Adrian Sutil insists that a conviction for assault will not affect his return to Formula 1.

Through reportedly close to signing a deal to return to F1 with his old team, it has been rumoured that the 29-year-old German's conviction might cause him trouble entering some of the countries on the 2013 calendar.

However, Sutil told the UK's BBC radio: "We checked all the countries and there is no problem for me to travel.  All my problems last winter are solved."

In January of 2012 a German court gave Sutil an 18-month suspended jail sentence and a fined him more than R2-million for attacking Lotus team executive Eric Lux in a Shanghai nightclub in May 2011.