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.