Sutil apologises for injuring Renault official


Adrian Sutil has apologised for injuring a senior Formula One team official amid reports the German driver got in a nightclub fight after last month's Chinese Grand Prix.

Adrian Sutil involved in bar fight
Adrian Sutil involved in bar fight

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It was widely reported on Wednesday that Sutil, who drives for Force India, left Renault owner Genii executive Eric Lux bleeding from the neck after a scrap whilst in a VIP room at Shanghai club M1NT with his friend Lewis Hamilton.

Renault and Force India confirmed that an incident took place on the Sunday night but both said it was a "private matter".

"During a private event, there was a very unfortunate action by me in which I hurt another person completely unintentionally," the 28-year-old confirmed in a media statement to the German media.

"I regret the incident and have apologised accordingly," added Sutil.

"Since this was a private event and not directly related to Formula One or my job as a Formula One driver, I ask for understanding that I will say no more on this incident," he said.

I regret the incident and have apologised accordingly

Adrian Sutil

Britain's Daily Mail alleges Sutil injured Lux with a broken glass and the latter needed to go to hospital for stiches.

Writing in his Auto Plus column, French commentator Jean-Louis Moncet said Lux has also suffered from hearing problems since the incident, and speculated that Sutil had been drunk.

In other news, Paul di Resta's stepfather Dougie McCracken, a former professional footballer who lived with the Force India rookie's mother Marie, has died after reportedly committing suicide.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Paul di Resta , Eric Lux , Adrian Sutil
Teams Force India
Tags fight, force india, genii, sutil