Adrian Sutil

 
Adrian Sutil and Lewis Hamilton escaped a blackmail plot after a man was arrested after trying to sell a hard drive that belonged to Sutil to a German magazine for 10,000 Euros. The hard drive contained information such as Adrian's financial records, Swiss bank account transactions, photographs and e-mails sent between the two friends |  Adrian knows German, English ,Spanish and Italian |  His first contact with motorsport was when his brother took him to a karting track aged just 14 |  In his first season in single-seater motorsport in 2002, he won the Formula Ford Swiss championship with 12 pole positions and 12 wins in 12 races |  His father, Jorge, who had migrated from Uruguay to Germany, played the violin in the Müncher Philharmonie and his mother, Monika, was also a talented musician. The young Sutil learnt to play piano to concert pianist standard |  

FACTFILE

Name: Adrian Sutil
DOB: Jan 11 1983
Place Of Birth: Starnberg
Nationality: German
Most Races For: Force India - 92
No. Of Races: 113
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Adrian Sutil

Adrian Sutil's gritty determination ensured that the German returned to Formula One despite a forced sabbatical in 2012.

Having made his F1 debut with Spyker in 2007, a team which took on the guise of Force India, Sutil remained at the Silverstone-based outfit for five seasons before being dropped.

Unlike many other drivers in the mid-field, whose careers are truncated after being dropped, Sutil persisted and returned to F1 with Force India in 2013. Despite having missed a season and with very little testing, he impressed right from the season-opener in Australia.

Although he was out-scored by Paul di Resta, Sutil made all the right moves to cement his place for another season. He left the Silverstone base for the first time in his F1 career to race for the Swiss outfit Sauber.

It's been a tough ride for the German. Consigned to the mid-field, he was also blackmarked after the altercation he had with a team owner, which resulted in him being handed an 18-month suspended sentence for assault in a nightclub. The incident also cost him his friendship with Lewis Hamilton.

His performance at Force India improved gradually, albeit very slowly and his off track scuffle didn't make his life any easier either.

But now with Sauber, in what is a clean sheet, he can only leave those difficult moments behind for good if he performs well on the track.


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STATISTICS
YEARS
YearTeamClaGPs WinsPolesPods FLsPts
2007Spyker19th1700001
2008Force India20th1800000
2009Force India17th1700015
2010Force India11th19000047
2011Force India9th19000042
2013Force India13th19000029
2014Sauber16th400000
Total 1130001124

Adrian Sutil - HEAD TO HEAD (TEAM-MATES)

Adrian Sutil - Season Performance

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  • Adrian Sutil and Lewis Hamilton escaped a blackmail plot after a man was arrested after trying to sell a hard drive that belonged to Sutil to a German magazine for 10,000 Euros. The hard drive contained information such as Adrian's financial records, Swiss bank account transactions, photographs and e-mails sent between the two friends
  • Adrian knows German, English ,Spanish and Italian
  • His first contact with motorsport was when his brother took him to a karting track aged just 14
  • In his first season in single-seater motorsport in 2002, he won the Formula Ford Swiss championship with 12 pole positions and 12 wins in 12 races
  • His father, Jorge, who had migrated from Uruguay to Germany, played the violin in the Müncher Philharmonie and his mother, Monika, was also a talented musician. The young Sutil learnt to play piano to concert pianist standard

QUOTES ON ADRIAN SUTIL

The most important thing in my life was the piano. My family is very musical. But now the sound of engines is music in my ear
- Adrian Sutil



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