Feb.21 (GMM) Adrian Sutil insists he is "not nervous" ahead of his test with Force India on Thursday.

Billed by the media as a 'shootout' for the last race seat in 2013, German Sutil will drive the VJM06 at Barcelona a day before the other hot contender, Jules Bianchi, tests on Friday.

I don't know if this is really a fight for the (race) cockpit, so that's why I'm not worried.

Adrian Sutil

"I'm pleased to finally be back on a Formula One track," Sutil, who bowed out of F1 after his assault conviction of 2011, is quoted by the DPA news agency.

"It's quite a while ago since Brazil 2011. The anticipation is there, but I'm not nervous or anything.

"I don't think I have to prove something to the team," said Sutil, who spent his entire F1 career with the Silverstone based outfit.

"I don't know if this is really a fight for the (race) cockpit, so that's why I'm not worried."

He's not worried, but 30-year-old Sutil does know that Thursday is an important moment.

Adrian Sutil, Sahara Force India F1
Adrian Sutil, Sahara Force India F1

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"I think it's my last chance to really have a future in Formula One," he acknowledged. "I think that with another year of waiting, the train will have departed.

"Then I would have to think about something else. But I'm also experienced enough that I can only do what I always do, which is the best I can."

Germany's Auto Motor und Sport claims that Sutil actually reached agreement about 2013 with Force India back in December, before the negotiations between the Ferrari-linked Jules Bianchi became serious.

Sutil's manager Manfred Zimmermann said: "We do not blame the team. They have always treated us fairly."