F1 driver Adrian Sutil convicted over nightclub fracas
- 31 January 2012
- From the section Europe
German Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil has been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm to a F1 team owner and given an 18-month suspended sentence.
A court in Munich reached the verdict after a two-day trial. The German driver was also ordered to pay a 200,000 euro (£167,224; $264,092) fine.
Renault F1 executive Eric Lux suffered cuts during the incident in a Shanghai nightclub last April.
Sutil, aged 29, has already apologised over the incident.
Both he and Mr Lux were among guests at a party to celebrate Lewis Hamilton's victory at the China Grand Prix in the Chinese city.
The Renault team has since been renamed Lotus.
Sutil was a driver for the Force India team, but they have announced Nico Hulkenberg will replace him.