Sutil to race in Barcelona

Date published: May 18 2011

Force India have confirmed that Adrian Sutil will take his place at the Spanish GP despite facing possible criminal charges.

Force India have confirmed that Adrian Sutil will take his place at the Spanish GP despite facing possible criminal charges.

The German was involved in an incident with Eric Lux – the CEO Genii Capital, the owners of Renault F1 – at a nightclub after the Chinese Grand Prix and Lux announced on Tuesday his intention to lay a criminal complaint against Sutil for “physical assault and grievous bodily harm.”

Despite the looming charges, Force India have decided against immediately sidelining Sutil.

The team issued a statement saying they were following the situation closely.

“The Force India team is aware of the statements made by its pilot Adrian Sutil and Eric Lux of Genii Capital, concerning the events that occurred after the Chinese Grand Prix and will continue to follow them closely,” the statement read.

“Both our pilots are fully focused on the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.”