Lux files criminal complaint against Sutil

Eric Lux

Eric Lux sporting a scar under his ear

Jun.23 (GMM) Genii chief executive Eric Lux has filed an official legal complaint against Force India driver Adrian Sutil in the aftermath of a violent incident, involving the two, in a Shanghai M1NT nightclub in April.

Lux, who is part of the senior management of the Renault F1 team, was allegedly cut on his neck with a broken champagne glass by Sutil.

The Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung reported late on Wednesday that the Lux finally filed a complaint, probably some time last week.

“There is a pending complaint for grievous bodily harm against Herr Sutil,” a spokesman for the prosecutor confirmed.

Sutil’s manager Manfred Zimmermann commented: “We are confident the court will come to the conclusion that this was not about Adrian attacking anybody.”

Zimmermann added that, following an initial contact during which Lux demanded that Sutil sit out some grands prix, there have been no other talks about an out-of-court settlement.

FAZ said the prosecutors will investigate Lux’s complaint and then decide whether to bring charges.