Tag Archive: Manfred Zimmermann

Nov 02

Van der Garde set for second Sauber seat in 2015

That is despite Sutil having a signed 2015 contract.

2014-06-05_0225 Sauber looks set to field an all-new driver lineup next year, after confirming Caterham refugee Marcus Ericsson is joining the Swiss team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Feb 15

Sutil to ‘fight’ for 2012 F1 seat – manager

At the very end of last season, Adrian Sutil had four options to stay in formula one in 2012.

2011-06-09_02902011-05-21 - Force India F1 Team - Spain - Adrian Sutil helmet 03That is the claim of the German driver’s manager Manfred Zimmermann, who has so far failed to secure Sutil a race seat for the forthcoming season after his five consecutive years with Force India.

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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 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 01

Angry Sutil slams ‘coward’ Hamilton

Adrian Sutil, convicted this week of grievous bodily harm, has angrily slammed his former friend Lewis Hamilton.

2011-07-09 - Force India F1 Team - Britain - Adrian Sutil 022011-05-21 - Force India F1 Team - Spain - Adrian Sutil 06Hamilton, the 2008 world champion and McLaren driver, declined to appear as a witness in former Force India driver Sutil’s trial this week over the assault of Lotus team executive Eric Lux. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

No FIA consequences for convicted Sutil – manager

Adrian Sutil’s manager on Tuesday said the German driver is free to return to formula one.

Flagworld - FIA2011-06-09_029029-year-old Sutil had emerged from a Munich court with a criminal conviction for grievous bodily harm, an 18-month suspended jail term and EUR 200,000 fine.

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Jan 20

Hamilton summoned to Sutil’s Munich trial

Lewis Hamilton has been summoned as a witness in the forthcoming Munich trial of his friend and F1 rival Adrian Sutil.

2011-09-23 - Singapore - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 032011-06-09_0290It was expected the McLaren driver would have to appear, given the fact that – on the night of his Chinese grand prix win last April – he was present when German Sutil allegedly glassed Lotus team executive Eric Lux in a Shanghai nightclub.

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Jan 18

2012 to be ‘transition year’ says Sutil’s manager

Tuesday’s news from the Williams factory was another serious blow to the formula one career of German driver Adrian Sutil.

2011-06-09_02902011-06-12_0483Having lost his Force India race seat and with a grievous bodily harm trial imminently looming, the 29-year-old was hoping to keep his career alive by replacing Rubens Barrichello at Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Sutil to Lotus rumours ‘a joke’ scoffs Lux

Eric Lux scoffed when asked if Adrian Sutil was ever really a contender to race for the Lotus team in 2012.

2011-06-12_04832011-06-09_0290German Sutil has lost his Force India race seat after five seasons and is hoping he can rescue his embattled career by switching to Williams.

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Jan 13

Sutil’s F1 career in doubt over nightclub fight

Adrian Sutil, and possibly Lewis Hamilton, will be heading to court later this month over a nightclub incident that occurred last April.

2011-07-09 - Force India F1 Team - Britain - Adrian Sutil 022011-06-09_0290German Sutil, who has lost his Force India drive and is reportedly now out of the running for the Williams seat, is accused of cutting Lotus team executive Eric Lux with a broken glass at a post-event party in China.

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