Sutil slams 'coward' Hamilton

2012-02-01 13:14

Munich, Germany - Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil has called fellow driver Lewis Hamilton a coward, and said he no longer regards him as a friend for not standing up for him during his assault trial.

Sutil was given an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for three years, by a court here after being convicted of causing bodily harm in a night club brawl. He was also fined the equivalent of R2-million.

Sutil and Hamilton, friends for years, were together at the Shanghai club after the Chinese F1 GP in April 2011 when the row erupted. Eric Lux, co-owner of the former Renault-Lotus team, was injured.


Hamilton did not give evidence in the trial and instead provided a written statement to say he did not witness the incident.

Sutil said: "Lewis is a coward, I don't want to be friends with someone like that."

He added that Hamilton was "not a man," and that "even his father sent me an SMS wishing me luck - from Lewis there was nothing.


  • Desmond - 2012-02-01 16:18

    sutil has not got a seat so he cant help Hamilton to unfairly take the world championship like last time. No use for him anymore. Typical.

      alu.ntsandeni - 2012-02-02 11:45

      What a stupid comment.. where did that come from?

  • Rodney - 2012-02-01 17:32

    Sutil u must take responsibilty for your idiotic actions , Eish ppl always like to drag others down when they in the poo

      miquette.caalsen - 2012-02-02 09:06

      O sooooo agree! If you use violence to "sort out your dispustes" and to "show how much of a man you are" you need to sharpen up your people skills as well as your self-confidence. Especially if you then expect people who were not involved in the fight to back you up. What was Hamilton supposed to do here? Testify that of course becoming a violent drunk and physically attacking someone (anyone) was justified and correct? The provocation doesn't matter, because that does not stand on your side of the equation. What you do does, and getting into a brawl is just so stupid on so many levels its ridiculous.

      alu.ntsandeni - 2012-02-02 11:44

      hmmm, I see 23 people disagree that you must take responsibility for your actions #so sad

  • Graham.Cooper2 - 2012-02-01 18:25

    Well what did you expect from Hamilton the looser. I hope his days are numbered.

      alu.ntsandeni - 2012-02-02 11:41

      bloody agent...

  • James - 2012-02-02 00:12

    Least of Hamsters problems. McLaren Tech Managing Director Geoff McGrath Yesterday said that their car was faster than R/Bulls at the end of last season and Seb Vettel still beat Hamster.

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