Date: 17th May 2012 at 9:57am
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In January Former Force India driver Adrian Sutil was found guilty of assaulting Lotus team co-owner Eric Lux.

The 29-year-old German driver was found guilty of bodily harm after the Munich court heard that Sutil had attacked Lux with a champagne glass during a fight in a Shanghai nightclub following last year’s Chinese Grand Prix.

Lux received neck injuries during the fight, however Sutil pleaded that he never intended to hurt Lux.

Sutil was given an 18-month suspended sentence by the court and was fined 200,000 euros, which was set to be given to charity.

In a decision that was purely racing related Sutil lost his drive at Force India, with the team deciding to keep hold of rookie of the year Paul di Resta, while Nico Hulkenberg took Sutil’s race seat after spending the 2011 season on the sidelines.

With his Formula One career seemingly over after losing his place on the grid in 2012, Sutil has declared that he will race again.

The 29-year-old German driver, who has 90 races of experience attended the Spanish Grand Prix and spoke to Autosport Magazine quite candidly about his future: ‘I’m always looking, but I have nothing at the moment, I chose this grand prix to come back because it’s the first in Europe. It feels good to be back in the paddock and to see some people.

‘That is the key to getting a drive and hopefully very soon. At the moment, there are no seats available and I have to wait. But people know that I am ready and on hold. I have to wait for the call.

‘I talk to many different teams, but they can’t say anything right now. They say that they are maybe interested, but you can’t get more. They tell me to hold on, keep fit and then maybe there is an opportunity. I have to believe in it and it will come.’