Conviction no barrier to 2013 return - Sutil

Dec.17 (GMM) Adrian Sutil insists a criminal conviction for assault last year will not affect his return to Formula One.

Adrian Sutil, and his girlfriend
Adrian Sutil, and his girlfriend

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Reportedly close to signing a deal to return to F1 with his old team Force India, it has been rumoured 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 EUR 200,000 fine for attacking Lotus team executive Eric Lux in a Shanghai nightclub last May.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eric Lux , Adrian Sutil
Teams Force India
Article type Breaking news
Tags force india, mercedes, sutil