60 Facts About Adrian Sutil


Adrian Sutil drove for the Spyker F1 Team, Force India F1 Team and the Sauber F1 Team.


Adrian Sutil was the reserve driver for the Williams F1 Team in 2015.


Adrian Sutil moved up into Formula Masters Austria and started 1 race before stepping into Formula BMW ADAC in 2003.


Adrian Sutil then raced in the Formula 3 Euroseries where he was the runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in 2005.


Adrian Sutil went to Japan in 2006 to race in the All-Japan Formula Three Championship and finished 3rd in the Macau Grand Prix.


Adrian Sutil continued to race with the team under their new guise Force India in 2008 where he remained until 2011.


Adrian Sutil weighs 75 kilograms and is 183 centimeters tall.


Adrian Sutil struck Lux with a champagne glass, causing a wound in his neck which required 24 stitches.


Adrian Sutil apologised for the incident, which he described as unintentional.


On 13 January 2012, German prosecutors announced that Adrian Sutil would stand trial over the incident, charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.


Adrian Sutil was named as a defence witness by Sutil's side, but Hamilton did not appear in court because the trial coincided with the launch of his team's car.


Adrian Sutil is a prolific car collector, owning a large collection of significant and expensive cars.


Adrian Sutil has the largest car collection of any Formula 1 driver past or present.


On 30 July 2020, Adrian Sutil crashed his McLaren Senna LM into an electricity pylon at the side of the road in Monaco after losing control of the car.


Adrian Sutil started karting at 14 before moving up to Swiss Formula Ford 1800 in 2002.


Adrian Sutil won all ten rounds of the season from pole and added five wins in the Formula Masters Austria championship.


Adrian Sutil moved to the ASM team at the final round of the year.


Adrian Sutil stayed with ASM for 2005 and was joined by British driver Lewis Hamilton.


Adrian Sutil missed the last two rounds of the 2005 Euroseries after joining A1 Team Germany for the inaugural A1 Grand Prix series.


Adrian Sutil raced for them at three events in Portugal, Australia and Dubai, his best result being two twelfth places.


Adrian Sutil spent 2006 racing in Japan and won the All-Japan Formula Three Championship.


Adrian Sutil finished third in the Macau Formula Three Grand Prix and made a one-off appearance in Japanese Super GT.


Adrian Sutil appeared for the team as the third driver at the European, French and Japanese Grands Prix.


Adrian Sutil out-performed Yamamoto in the race, passing Honda drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button.


At Monza, despite the introduction of the B-spec Spyker F8-VII and due to the nature of the circuit, the Spykers were largely uncompetitive and Adrian Sutil finished 19th, again only in front of his team-mate.


Adrian Sutil ran as high as 12th before finishing 14th.


Adrian Sutil was highly praised for his efforts by both team and media.


Two weeks later in the rain at Fuji Speedway, Japan, it seemed Adrian Sutil had narrowly missed an opportunity to score Spyker's first ever point, briefly holding 8th position on the penultimate lap of the high-attrition race after Nick Heidfeld retired his BMW, but was almost immediately passed by fellow backmarker Vitantonio Liuzzi in the Toro Rosso and finished 9th.


Adrian Sutil has been praised by many for his performances in the 2007 Formula One Championship.


Adrian Sutil continued with the team in 2008 under its new identity as Force India, after briefly entertaining the possibility of a drive with McLaren or Williams.


Adrian Sutil's car suffered damage to the rear diffuser, and he was forced to retire.


However, Adrian Sutil had overtaken three cars under yellow flags and according to steward Paul Gutjahr, should he have reached the chequered flag, he would have been given a 25-second penalty which would have dropped him out of the point-scoring positions.


In Bahrain, Adrian Sutil was penalised for blocking Mark Webber during the first qualifying session.


Adrian Sutil personally walked into Mark's room to apologise for the incident.


In Spain, after running wide at the first corner of the first lap Adrian Sutil rejoined the track only to hit the Toyota of Jarno Trulli.


In Monaco, Adrian Sutil finished 14th and finished 17th in Turkey, after qualifying a career-best of 15th.


In qualifying in Britain, Adrian Sutil went off at Abbey corner after brake failure in Q1.


In Germany, Adrian Sutil took advantage of the unpredictable conditions in qualifying, and secured his best-ever qualifying position of seventh.


Adrian Sutil finished 11th, while Fisichella finished less than a second behind Kimi Raikkonen's race-winning Ferrari.


At the Italian Grand Prix, Adrian Sutil took his career best qualifying result of second place and finished fourth in the race behind Raikkonen, despite accidentally overshooting his mechanics during his final pit stop, but they suffered only minor injuries.


Adrian Sutil recorded the fastest lap of the race, his first in Formula One and the first fastest lap recorded for Force India.


In Singapore, Adrian Sutil was forced to retire after he collided with Nick Heidfeld of BMW Sauber, moving into his path as he recovered from a spin.


In Japan, Adrian Sutil took his second best career qualifying result of fourth, but was given a 5 grid place penalty along with Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Fernando Alonso for not slowing down while yellow flags were waved and started the race from eighth on the grid.


Trulli blamed Adrian Sutil for pushing him outside the track at the fifth corner and thus causing the accident, and furiously berated the German at the side of the track in full-view of worldwide TV cameras.


Adrian Sutil was in talks with Force India to renew his contract, and on 27 November 2009, the team announced that the German's contract had been renewed, while test-driver Vitantonio Liuzzi was given a full-time race seat.


However, Adrian Sutil commented that the performances proved that the team could now score points in dry races.


Adrian Sutil again finished in the points in Turkey with a 9th place.


Adrian Sutil followed this result with points scoring finishes in the next three rounds in Canada, Europe and Britain.


Adrian Sutil remained with Force India for 2011, and was joined by DTM champion Paul di Resta.


Adrian Sutil finished ninth in the Australian Grand Prix, at the expense of the Sauber cars being disqualified from the race, having finished eleventh on the road.


In Malaysia, Adrian Sutil finished eleventh, just behind di Resta, and in China, he qualified eleventh.


Adrian Sutil retired in Canada after hitting a wall, which resulted in damage to his car's suspension.


At his home race, Adrian Sutil took a season best finish of sixth place, after implementing a different strategy to some of the drivers around him on the grid, making just two pit stops to the three made by his rivals.


Adrian Sutil retired at Monza after his car suffered a hydraulics problem, before an eighth-place finish in Singapore, holding off a late-race challenge from Felipe Massa.


In Japan, Adrian Sutil ran inside the top ten placings for much of the race, but finished the race just outside the points in eleventh place, having been passed by Vitaly Petrov and Nico Rosberg in the closing stages of the race.


At the final race in Brazil, Adrian Sutil matched his best finish of the season with sixth place, and as a result, moved into ninth place in the final championship standings.


Adrian Sutil finished seventh at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, impressing on his comeback by leading for a number of laps throughout the race.


Adrian Sutil retired from the Chinese Grand Prix, after being hit by Esteban Gutierrez.


Adrian Sutil joined Williams as a reserve driver prior to the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix.


Adrian Sutil was appointed after Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was injured during the Australian Grand Prix, with the team wanting an experienced race driver to deputise for either Bottas or Felipe Massa to maximise their constructors championship points, should either race driver be unable to participate.