Sutil determined to clear his name

Date published: May 17 2011

Adrian Sutil has vowed to do whatever is possible to clear his name after Eric Lux announced his intention to lay criminal charges against him…

Adrian Sutil has vowed to do whatever is possible to clear his name after Eric Lux announced his intention to lay criminal charges against him.
Lux’s complaint relates to an incident that occurred in a Shanghai nightclub in which Sutil said that “something happened which was a very unfortunate action on my part. I injured another person completely unintentionally.”
However, Lux – the CEO Genii Capital, the owners of Renault F1 – took another view of the matter, releasing a statement through his lawyers in which he outlined his plans to lay a criminal complaint against Sutil for “physical assault and grievous bodily harm.”
Sutil’s manager Manfred Zimmermann has now responded to Lux’s statement by voicing the 28-year-old’s intention to use all means possible to clear his name.
“Following the recent press statement issued on behalf of Mr. Eric Lux, it has come to our attention, that he intends to submit a criminal complaint against Mr. Adrian Sutil regarding an incident that took place following the Chinese Grand Prix,” said Zimmermann in a statement.
“Adrian has already explained, that his actions in China resulted in the accidental injury of Mr. Lux and has apologised unreservedly for his involvement in this unfortunate event.
“Should Mr. Lux proceed with his complaint, Adrian will use every available means to clarify his position and clear his name.
“In the meantime, no further comment will be made on the matter as Adrian continues to focus on the forthcoming races in Barcelona and Monaco.”