F1 » Fernley: Nightclub incident didn’t cost Sutil


Bob Fernley defends Adrian Sutil against his assault conviction

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nick - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 6:59 PM

Of course sponsors wont be put off by Sutil glassing someone in a night club having consumed to much alcohol

What an advert that would make for Kingfisher, welcome back Adrian we will gloss over your criminal record

Is this guy for real Sutil wont be able to enter most countries on the GP circuit let alone race for anyone

Justin - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 10:32 PM

Out of curiosity, the 'crime' was committed in China, but the court case was handled in Germany or wherever it was. Why? Wouldn't one expect to be tried for a crime in the country in which it was committed?

Googolplex

February 04, 2012 10:09 AM
Last Edited 994 days ago

It was a criminal case, not a civil case. Germany had jurisdiction under German law because Sutil was a German citizen. I believe Lux made his complaint to Munich prosecutors in order to invoke German law.

I don't know if China would prosecute him now he has been tried and sentenced, since that would in most countries constitute double jeopardy. However, I am not an expert in Chinese Criminal Law.

JOHN - Unregistered

February 04, 2012 10:33 AM

Cowards, incl Fernley. If he (Fernley) had that much respect for Sutil he would've kept him on particularly as Sutil delivered the goods - and if I'm not mistaken almost won at Monaco at some stage only to be taken out by another driver. What Sutil done was nothing compared to what other F1 drivers (incl Schumacher) did

Alex - Unregistered

February 04, 2012 11:47 AM

@John

How could Force India have kept Sutil on he will not be allowed into most countries apart from Europe now he has a criminal record made even more serious because it was for violence. Force India do need to shoulder some of the responsibility they made Sutil out to be a super star and that made him think he was above the law. He got off lightly he should have gone to prison for what he did. I dont know what you mean by Schumaker did worse did he kill someone

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