Tag Archive: Manfred Zimmermann

Jul 24

Sutil says feet planted despite rumours

Adrian Sutil on Thursday insisted he has no intention of losing his place in formula one.

IMG_5994 The rumour dates back a week, even before Sauber’s woeful 2014 season got even worse when German Sutil’s car spun during the grand prix and became stranded on the Hockenheim circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Rumour – driver changes looming at Caterham, Sauber

The drivers are also not immune

2014-06-05_0062 After over 40 staff were shown the exit this week, arguably the most nervous drivers in the Hockenheim paddock are wearing green. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Sutil, di Resta moving on after Force India axe

Both of Force India’s race drivers this year are now looking for new jobs.

2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta - Adrian Sutil The Silverstone based team is heading into 2014 with Nico Hulkenberg alongside Sergio Perez, ousting both Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Force India to confirm Hulkenberg for 2014

Announcement to be made by the Silverstone based team later 

2013-06-09_0419 One of the last significant pieces of the 2014 ‘silly season’ puzzle will fall into place on Tuesday, the German news agency SID reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Mercedes should ban Hamilton’s dog – Watson

“Lewis has to decide if he wants to be an F1 driver or a hip-hop star.”

2013-05-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Silverstone - Sir Stirling Moss - Lewis Hamilton (1)Mercedes should ban Lewis Hamilton’s dog from the paddock, according to former F1 driver John Watson. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Sutil’s manager says Force India drive ‘has worked out’

“It looks like it has worked out” – Manfred Zimmermann

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 082013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 04Having denied it was a done deal mere hours ago, Adrian Sutil’s manager now sounds certain the 30-year-old has secured a Force India race seat for 2013. 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 21

Sutil ‘not nervous’ ahead of crucial F1 test

Adrian Sutil insists he is “not nervous” ahead of his test with Force India on Thursday.

2013-02-10 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Jerez - Paul di Resta 022011-07-09 - Force India F1 Team - Britain - Adrian Sutil 02Billed by the media as a ‘shootout’ for the last race seat in 2013, German Sutil will drive the VJM06 at Barcelona a day before the other hot contender, Jules Bianchi, tests on Friday. 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 »

Feb 15

Sutil could test Force India in Barcelona

Media reports now say former Force India racer Sutil, 30, had a seat fitting for the VJM06 this week.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 032011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 01Adrian Sutil has re-emerged as a front runner for the last spot on the 2013 grid, with news he had a custom seat fitted at Force India’s Silverstone factory this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Sutil not giving up on Force India chance

Adrian Sutil is still not giving up on the Force India race seat for 2013.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00462011-06-09_0291The vacancy is the only one left in F1 with less than five weeks until the Melbourne season opener. But, currently, Frenchman Jules Bianchi and Narain Karthikeyan appear better placed, even though Force India reportedly refused to comment on reports the latter Indian driver is now in the frame. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Sutil ‘still believes’ in 2013 F1 return – manager

Mere days before the pre-season test period begins, Adrian Sutil is still refusing to give up on his formula one comeback for 2013.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00462011-06-09_0291Once considered the hot favourite to return with his former team Force India this year, the long delay has caused some commentators to assume that German Sutil, 30, is now less likely to race. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Sutil still ‘negotiating’ with Force India

Adrian Sutil’s manager has admitted the German driver is hoping Force India makes a “quick decision” over its 2012 driver lineup.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 032011-06-09_0290A source at the Silverstone based team hinted late last week that, with a decision now imminent, former team driver Sutil is in pole position to restore the 2011 lineup by pairing with Paul di Resta next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Sutil’s manager says Force India talks ‘not concrete’

Adrian Sutil’s manager has played down reports the German is first in line for a return to Force India in 2013.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00462011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 01With Nico Hulkenberg looking likely to switch to Sauber next year, Force India supremo Vijay Mallya admitted last weekend that long-time team driver Sutil is a candidate to replace the younger German. 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 29

Manager admits Sutil visited Ferrari headquarters

Adrian Sutil recently visited Ferrari’s headquarters at Maranello.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00462011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 01But the former Force India driver’s manager denied that German Sutil, 29, is therefore a hot contender to replace Felipe Massa in 2013. Indeed, the Cologne newspaper Express said Sutil was only at Ferrari’s private test circuit Fiorano for a day of road car driving with friends and a factory tour.

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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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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 23

Sutil’s manager denies Ferrari link

Adrian Sutil’s manager has denied the former Force India driver is in the running to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari this year.

2011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 012011-06-09_0290German Sutil, who has been left without a job for 2012, was mentioned as a possible candidate should Ferrari decide to imminently replace the struggling Massa. Read the rest of this entry »

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