Sutil: I’m ready to defend myself for the truth

Adrian Sutil ready to defend hinself

Adrian Sutil ready to defend hinself

Jun.23 (GMM) Force India driver Adrian Sutil on Thursday said he is ready to fight a criminal complaint lodged in Germany by Renault co-owner Eric Lux.

(L to R): Eric Lux (FRA) Genii Capital CEO and Gerard Lopez (FRA) Genii Capital. Formula One World Chaaczmpionship, Rd 4, Turkish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Istanbul Park, Turkey, Saturday 7 May 2011.

Eric Lux (left) with Gerard Lopez

The Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung reported late on Wednesday that Lux had finally filed a complaint after he was cut in the neck with a broken champagne glass in the M1NT  Shanghai nightclub in April.

The SID news agency quoted Sutil as admitting that he heard about the grievous bodily harm complaint “just from the newspaper”.

He said he was calm about the impact it might have on his career.

“What will happen to me? Why should I lose my seat? This is a private matter, my job is driving. I’m fine, I am able to focus on my job,” Sutil said ahead of the European Grand Prix in the Spanish port city Valencia.

“I was prepared for whatever was coming, it was just funny that it took so long,” mused Sutil.

As for the possible court proceedings, he insisted: “We want the truth, absolutely. I hope it will come to light soon. I am ready to defend myself.”