Conviction no barrier to F1 return says Sutil 18 December, 2012 Adrian Sutil Dec.18 (GMM) Sidelined Adrian Sutil insists that a criminal conviction for assault last year will not affect his return to Formula One. Reportedly close to signing a deal to return to F1 with his old team Force India, it has been rumoured that the 29-year-old German’s conviction might cause him trouble entering some of the countries on the 2013 calendar. But Sutil told BBC radio: “We checked all the countries and there is no problem for me to travel. All my problems last winter are solved.” In January, a German court gave Sutil an 18-month suspended jail sentence and a € 200 000 fine for ‘attacking’ Lotus team executive Eric Lux in a Shanghai nightclub last May. Subbed by AJN.