Manager admits Sutil visited Ferrari headquarters

Adrian Sutil (GER) with his manager Manfred Zimmerman (GER). Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Race Day, Barcelona, Spain, Sunday 13 May 2012.Jul.29 (GMM) Adrian Sutil recently visited Ferrari’s headquarters at Maranello, but the former Force India driver’s manager denied that German Sutil, 29, is therefore a hot contender to replace Felipe Massa in 2013.

Indeed, the Cologne newspaper Express said Sutil was only at Ferrari’s private test circuit Fiorano for a day of road car driving with friends, and for a factory tour.

“It’s true,” Sutil’s manager Manfred Zimmermann confirmed.

“Adrian was at Ferrari and also at the test track. But he was in a road Ferrari. He was not in the simulator or getting a seat fitted,” Zimmermann insisted.

As for the likelihood this might have been out of work Sutil’s first step towards a Ferrari future, he admitted: “We definitely would not be opposed, but currently there are no negotiations. We are however confident that Adrian will be back [in F1] next year.”

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  • Jody Renza

    Sutil is quick & might just be a good replacement for Massa (if it happens)…but will Adrian accept a drive for only 1 year is the million dollar question….I think he will if it becomes a reality.