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Sutil quiet on future plans

Adrian Sutil stays quiet on rumours linking him to the Renault team for the 2011 F1 season
Adrian Sutil has refused to comment on speculation about his F1 future after continued talk that he could be looking at options away from Force India for 2011.

Sutil has yet to agree a new deal to remain with the Silverstone-based team for another year on the back of talk that he was eyeing a possible move to Renault.

Renault has yet to commit to a second season for Russian rookie Vitaly Petrov while former champion Kimi Raikkonen has now ruled himself out of the running after attacking the team for using his name – and reported interest – for 'marketing' purposes [See separate story HERE].

That leaves limited options for Renault if it did elect to dispense with Petrov at the season end, with Sutil one of the strongest candidates still on the market.

Sutil however refused to be drawn on the rumours at Suzuka, stating only that he will make a decision about his future sooner rather than later.

“No comment at the moment really,” he said when asked about the Renault rumours. “We will see. Very soon hopefully [my future will be decided].

“I don't want to wait too long until I make my decision but I will probably make it very soon.”

Should Sutil leave Force India, the current test driver Paul di Resta is the likely option to replace him in the line-up after impressing in his Friday practice runs this season.



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Greener02 - Unregistered

October 07, 2010 3:47 PM

If Sutil does leave to go to Renault then we could see him being replaced by another German Nick Heidfeld and partnering him should di Resta, Liuzzi hasn't done enough this season to keep the drive.

matto3227

October 07, 2010 4:03 PM

I think it would be good for both Force India & Adrian if they went their seperate ways. Adrian has probably achieved all he is likely to do so at the team, & a new driver could possibly take FI in a new direction. Im not a Sutil fan & feel that he is rather over rated, however in the right car he may flurish, so moving to Renault would be a good move & would help push kubica forward as well... As for Force india's line up... Di Resta is a dead cert with the team! But have to agree with Greener02, Luizzi has done little to prove that he deserves a race seat for next year. However, there is enough decent drivers with experience kicking about looking for seats. Timo Glock, Hekki & Quick Nick would all help that team greatly... Plus for Nick, he has the added value of being a recent Mercedes Benz driver (must be in his favour). Overall i feel a completely new line up would be good for Force India.



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