Sutil still hoping for 2013 F1 return

Just days before 2013’s pre-season testing begins, Adrian Sutil has revealed he is still not giving up on an F1 comeback this season.

Sutil was strongly rumoured to be returning to F1 with his former team Force India. However the long delay in the team announcing their full driver lineup has many believing that Sutil may not be given the raceseat after all.

Sutil’s manager Manfred Zimmerman has said that he still believes Sutil will be racing this year. “Basically, we still believe in the 2013 comeback,” he said.

He also admitted to DPA news agency, however, that he is “not sure” if Sutil will have a cockpit to occupy for the forthcoming opening 2013 test at Jerez.

“At the moment we are waiting for the final decision, and of course we would prefer it sooner rather than later,” Zimmermann said.

As for whether Timo Glock’s shock departure at Marussia had contributed to the delay, Sutil’s manager said the events are “unrelated”, whilst acknowledging that the pay-driver situation was “significant for F1”.


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