Drivers tackling 2014 races without drinks to save weight 4 April, 2014 Adrian Sutil will go the entire duration of the Bahrain Grand Prix race on Sunday without a sip of water. The tall and therefore heavy German lost almost 4 kilograms over the winter and is now complaining that, given the heavier 2014 engines, the 692 kg car-plus-driver minimum weight is unfair. Sutil claims he is barely training in order to further shrink his muscles, and eating and drinking so little that – tapping his head – “you don’t work well up here”. Not only that, Sauber’s car and Ferrari engine are both overweight, so the Swiss team is cutting corners in every area – including taking away Sutil’s half-kilo drinks bottle. But Ferrari’s super-fit cycling enthusiast Fernando Alonso has revealed that, even in stifling Malaysia, he raced comfortably without a drink. “In the past, Malaysia required a specific training programme,” he said in Bahrain. “But this year I told the team I didn’t even need a drinks system. The cars are much less physically demanding.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsSutil penalised for dangerous incident during Bahrain QualifyingSauber to run Van der Garde and Sirotkin in Bahrain practiceFong and Nissany to test a Sauber in ValenciaRussian teenager Sirotkin makes impressive debutBlow to De Silvestro’s F1 ambitions as funds dry upSirotkin and Verstappen set for FP1 sessions this yearVan der Garde set for 2015 Sauber race seatRussian GP FP1 debut very possible claims SirotkinGutierrez: We have opened discussions with other teamsMid-season driver changes for Caterham and Sauber?