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Sutil tried to apologise

Adrian Sutil appears in court on assault charge
Adrian Sutil insists he did all he could to apologise to the Lotus F1 co-owner Eric Lux after the incident between the pair in a Chinese night club last year.

Speaking in a Munich court on the first day of a hearing into the incident, the former Force India driver insisted he had apologised on more than one occasion to Lux about what happened and had offered to support a charity project in Africa.

"I did everything to try to settle this row," Sutil said according to a report on Reuters. "I am really sorry, extremely sorry. I never wanted for this to happen."

Lux however insisted that he wasn't prepared to accept the apology that had been offered.

“A phone call is not enough,” he said.

Sutil, who could face a suspended sentence if found guilty, is without a drive for 2012 after losing his Force India race seat to Nico Hulkenberg.


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devilsadvocate - Unregistered

January 30, 2012 4:09 PM

Thinking of this from an analytical point of view, it is possible that he attempted to throw his drink on Lux, misjudged the distance and hit Lux instead, causing the glass to break and significant damage to be done to wherever that glass made contact. It takes a little bit of the edge off because he did not deliberately stab Lux, but I am of the opinion that when you chose to drink you do carry responsibility for what happens while under the influence and regardless of intent it still resulted in a pretty nasty outcome. I've had wounds that required a fraction of the stitches Lux received and they were pretty nasty, so as the previous poster commented to effect of, lets not try and play this down. Lux not accepting an apology is equally as childish though considering he is still alive and has essentially ruined Sutil's F1 career.

equator180 - Unregistered

January 31, 2012 4:54 AM

I am surprised at the comments here. Many of you must be Priest or never been to a busy bar! How would any one of you feel about someone coming at you with a broken drink glass, cutting you on the throat and requiring 24 stitches? I would be really pi$$ed and yes I would be looking for restitution. Saying Lux is a spoiled sport and blah blah blah is so silly, put yourself in his shoes! Sutil deserves the book thrown at him I really don't care if he is an F1 drive or a F15 pilot, rich or poor..none has anything to do with it. He acted like a crazy spoiled brat and deserves probably more than he is going to get!



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