Sutil not interested in Pirelli F1 tyre testing job

Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India F1. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Japanese Grand Prix, Practice Day, Suzuka, Japan, Friday 7 October 2011.

Adrian Sutil

Apr.25 (GMM) Becoming Pirelli’s test driver was “not an option” for Adrian Sutil, the out-of-work ex-Force India F1 driver has revealed.

“Right now I’m waiting,” the German driver told Eurosport.

Sutil, 29, was an established F1 driver until 2011, when he became embroiled in a legal battle with Lotus team executive Eric Lux over an assault.

He has been left without a seat for 2012, causing many to wonder why he was not selected to test with F1’s official tyre supplier Pirelli, instead of the less experienced Jaime Alguesari.

“A collaboration with Pirelli didn’t work out, but I was never in contact with them directly,” Sutil said. “It wasn’t an option.”

He also didn’t find a test or reserve seat with a team.

“The fact that there is hardly any testing, of course, is not very helpful,” Sutil insisted.

He has been linked with struggling Felipe Massa’s Ferrari seat.

“I do have to hope,” admitted Sutil, “that either some drivers don’t do well, or a cockpit becomes available. That is my chance.

“That drivers are changed is just a part of F1,” added Sutil. “My plan is to wait and see if there is a possibility. If not, then of course you have to give serious thought about what to do in the future – in 2013.”

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  • Steve Maximus

    Maybe you should have visited Pirelli. Then you would have been in contact with them. The same way you should have visited Eric Lux and said sorry. It seems you have a lot of trouble finding a way to communicate with people. If you were a Pirelli test driver then you would have knowledge of the tires, which this year is super valuable to winning, so you would be better off. Ooops.

  • McLarenFan

    Sounds more like Pirelli were not interested in someone as arrogant as Sutil, they found Jaime Alguesari a more appealing personality who got off his backside and made contact with Paul rather than sitting there waiting for Paul to come too him.

  • chuch norris

    Due to your arrogant actions you obviously lack character and a brain. Now that you are a convicted criminal on top of your flawed personality you will find that knowbody cares where you are and what you do. You couldn’t even get a job in my company.