Lux made Sutil an offer he refused

Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India F1. Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice Day, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 20 May 2011.

Adrian Sutil

May 20 (GMM) Reports are doing the rounds that Eric Lux offered to settle the Adrian Sutil affair but the Force India driver broke the ultimatum, according to a German newspaper.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said Lux, the chief executive of Renault team owner Genii Capital, now intends to pursue the 28-year-old in Germany, Switzerland (where Sutil lives) and England (where his team is based).

Sutil and his manager Manfred Zimmermann were tight-lipped in Barcelona on Thursday, the latter blithely telling reporters: “Adrian will not be giving information about Shanghai or the incident.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine report that before Lux’s Swiss lawyer announced his intention to push criminal charges, they were offering to settle out of court with Sutil in the aftermath of the M1nt nightclub brawl.

Lux reportedly wanted Sutil to publicly apologise, make a gift to a charitable organisation and voluntarily sit out a few Grand Prix races.

“We know nothing about it. There was no ultimatum,” insists Zimmermann.