Tag Archive: Eric Lux

Jun 19

New co-owner for Lotus team

“As the team’s results have continued to improve every year” - Eric Lux

2013-06-09_1313Genii has sold 35 per cent of its Enstone based formula one team Lotus to an investment consortium. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

New investor strengthens Lotus F1 Team

Infinity Racing joins Genii Capital

2013-06-06_0266Lotus F1 Team has new part-owners as of today, with Infinity Racing Partners Limited (Infinity Racing) acquiring a 35% minority stake in the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

‘No emotion’ as Sutil returns to China on top form

Marko is not the only paddock insider expressing surprise at Sutil’s 2013 form.

2013-03-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 01The last time Adrian Sutil was in China, he was involved in a nightclub altercation that almost ended his formula one career. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Sutil secures F1 return with Force India – report

Adrian Sutil’s manager has denied reports on Wednesday that the 30-year-old has definitely secured his return to formula one.

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 012013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 00The German magazine Sport Bild said Sutil, the long-time Force India driver who sat out 2012 in the wake of the Eric Lux assault affair, has beaten hot contender Jules Bianchi to become Paul di Resta’s new teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Sutil ‘happy and grateful’ for Force India chance

Adrian Sutil is “very, very happy” Force India is giving him a chance to shine by his former team Force India at Barcelona this week.

2011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 012011-06-12_0483“He’s very, very happy this is taking place,” the German’s manager Manfred Zimmermann is quoted by DPA news agency. Sutil, now 30, spent his entire five-year F1 career with the Silverstone based team until 2011, when he lost his seat at the end of the season in the wake of the Eric Lux assault affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Barcelona Sutil’s ‘last chance’ for return – manager

Adrian Sutil’s manager has acknowledged a test this week in Barcelona is the German driver’s “last chance” to return to formula one.

2011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 012011-05-21 - Force India F1 Team - Spain - Paul di Resta 02Sutil, 30, bowed out of the sport at the end of 2011, after Force India replaced him with Nico Hulkenberg in the wake of the Eric Lux assault affair. But with Hulkenberg now at Sauber for 2013, Force India’s is the last race vacancy for the forthcoming season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Jordan tips Force India lineup to change

Eddie Jordan has predicted Force India will make one driver change ahead of the 2013 season.

2011-06-12_15722012-04-15 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Hulkenberg - Paul di RestaThe former F1 team owner and boss’s words are carefully listened to these days, after he recently correctly predicted that that Lewis Hamilton would move to Mercedes next year, pushing Michael Schumacher back into retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Genii, the private equity fund that owns the Lotus team, is looking into investing EUR 500 million in the world of football

Lotus owner Genii to spend big on football

2012-06-10_1378Eric Lux - Genii CapitalTeam owners Gerard Lopez and Eric Lux are eyeing five second-tier European clubs as well as a dozen player agencies, academies and media rights companies, the Financial Times reports.

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Jul 03

Sutil still pushing for F1 comeback

Adrian Sutil is pushing to return to formula one.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00462011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 01Throughout Force India’s F1 career, and even earlier during the Silverstone based team’s days as Spyker and Midland, Sutil was regarded as a consistent and reliable race driver.

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May 16

D’Ambrosio linked with Massa’s 2012 seat

Jerome d’Ambrosio is the latest name linked with struggling Felipe Massa’s Ferrari race seat.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 0192012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Jerome DAmbrosio -  01While Mark Webber or Sergio Perez are the Maranello team’s more likely longer term solutions, Ferrari may be looking simply for a stop-gap solution, having reportedly run out of patience for Brazilian Massa’s lack of pace and results.

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Apr 25

Pirelli job ‘not an option’ for Sutil

Becoming Pirelli’s test driver was “not an option” for Adrian Sutil, the out-of-work F1 driver has admitted.

2011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 012012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli P Zero 01“Right now I’m waiting,” the former Force India driver told Eurosport Deutschland. German Sutil, 29, was an established F1 driver until 2011, when he became embroiled in a legal battle with Lotus team executive Eric Lux over an assault. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Sutil withdraws appeal against assault conviction

“I don’t want to have to go through another year like the one past.”

2011-06-09_0290Adrian Sutil’s dispute with Eric Lux is now formally over, after the former Force India driver withdrew the appeal against his assault conviction. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Sutil has ‘enough friends’ without Hamilton

Adrian Sutil has admitted that discovering Lewis Hamilton was not a friend was one of life’s “disappointments”.

2011-06-09_02902012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 02Since their F3 days as teammates, Sutil and Hamilton have been arguably the closest pair of friends in the formula one paddock. That changed, however, when the German driver was charged with assaulting Lotus team executive Eric Lux, and Hamilton was summoned as a witness to the Shanghai nightclub incident. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Sutil admits Sauber ‘nice place’ for F1 comeback

Adrian Sutil has admitted he would relish the opportunity to return to formula one with Sauber.

07 - Sauber F1 Team2011-06-09_0290Strong rumours in recent days – particularly in the wake of his podium in Malaysia – have linked Sergio Perez with Felipe Massa’s race seat at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Lotus’ Lux reveals – ‘I forgive Sutil’

Eric Lux has revealed he has forgiven Adrian Sutil for injuring him in a Shanghai nightclub a year ago.

2011-06-09_0290Former Force India driver Sutil received a German criminal conviction and suspended sentence for the incident involving a broken champagne glass, and has been left without a seat on the 2012 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Dyson Racing to enter second car for 2012 season

Lux, Marsal set to team in last year’s P1 title-winning chassis

Dyson Racing car 20Dyson-RacingThe 2011 American Le Mans Series championship-winning car of Dyson Racing will return to action for six races of the 2012 ALMS season. Michael Marsal and Eric Lux will be driving the No. 20 Lola B09/86-Mazda starting on the streets of Long Beach on April 14th and in the season’s remaining sprint races. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Hamilton back in hot-seat as Sutil saga continues

Lewis Hamilton looks set to be recalled as a witness as the Adrian Sutil assault saga rolls on.

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Lewis Hamilton 112011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 05German Sutil, and his father Jorge, described former close friend and 2008 world champion Hamilton as a “coward” and “pathetic” after the McLaren driver did not appear at the recent hearings in Munich.

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Feb 08

Sutil files appeal against assault conviction

Adrian Sutil has decided to appeal his conviction of grievous bodily harm.

  2011-05-28 - Force India F1 Team - Monaco - Adrian Sutil 052011-06-09_0290Last week, the former Force India driver was handed an 18-month suspended sentence and fined EUR 200,000 for injuring Lotus team executive Eric Lux with a broken glass in a Shanghai nightclub last April.

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Feb 06

Touring car and Indy offers for Sutil – report

Adrian Sutil looks set to keep his motor racing career alive in a category outside of formula one.

2011-07-24 - Force India F1 Team - Germany - Adrian Sutil 002011-06-12_0483The 29-year-old has been fully focused on F1 since 2006, when he was a test driver with the Midland (now Force India) team. He moved into the Silverstone based squad’s race seat the following season, but lost his place for 2012 as Nico Hulkenberg stepped up from the reserve role.

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Feb 04

Sutil not axed due to Lux assault affair – Force India

The assault charge had nothing to do with Adrian Sutil losing his race seat, Force India has insisted.

2011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 012012-02-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 Launch 10Prior to the German being convicted of grievous bodily harm by the Munich courts, his Silverstone based employer decided to replace him for 2012 with Nico Hulkenberg.

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