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Adrian Sutil says he isn't looking back on his return to Chinese soil
Adrian Sutil insisted that the past is firmly behind him after making his return to Shanghai ahead of this weeend's Chinese Grand Prix.

Sutil's last visit to China back in 2011 ended with him picking up a criminal record over an incident that saw Genii Capital chief Eric Lux being injured in a night club, and which played a part in Sutil losing his drive with Force India last year.

Having re-signed with the Silverstone based squad for 2013, Sutil said he wasn't even thinking his past misdemeanours on his return to Chinese soil and was only focused on the job at hand after a solid start to the new season with a car he feels is the best he has had in his career to date.

“[There are] no worries, no emotions,” he said. “The past, for me, is done and I'm concentrating on my future.

“The car, for my opinion, is very good. It's the best car I've driven. Very neutral balance, quite good on the tyres and the race pace is very competitive. It was just a good start in Melbourne, disappointing in Malaysia because the pace was very, very good again but in qualifying caught out a little bit again with the rain and in the race, well, we saw the problems with the pit stops.

“But we solved those and we're confident. I'm confident and go on for the next mission here in China.”

Admitting that his overall aim was to challenge for the podium places and he insisted that there was a lot more possible than what the team has achieved so far.

“It's everything possible,” he said. “It's in my hands, I think, so I have targets and try to do my best to reach those. Of course we want to be absolutely on the top, that's why we're here and we want to make that happening. But it's a hard way. We showed it's possible here and there to make a good result.

“I think in Australia that was a good start, to lead a race with this car. It's never easy. Nico did it last year; next race was Australia so two times in a row a Force India led quite a lot of laps in the race. It's just a sign that with this car there's definitely much more possible.

“The podium is my goal.”



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