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Sutil: I'm happy that I realised what kind of a person he is

Adrian Sutil: I respect Hamilton as a sportsman, but I think in private he's not on my level and I don't need to waste time with those people...
Force India driver Adrian Sutil has reiterated he has still not had any 'clear the air' talks with Lewis Hamilton.

Sutil and Hamilton fell out when the Englishman failed to testify on Sutil's behalf during the German's GBH trial in 2012. Speaking last year, Sutil said the Englishman was a 'coward' and 'not a man' for failing to appear, and while Hamilton has since held out an olive branch and at the Monaco GP in May said he 'wants to make things right', the German has revealed that he is still waiting to sit down with the 2008 F1 world champion.

“No, no [we haven't spoken about it still],” Sutil told GP Week. “For some reason he never contacted me again... He always said he is my friend but he wishes to suddenly disappear - he changed his [telephone] number.

“I saw him here in the paddock [in Hungary] and he always said 'yeah, we can sit down and talk about it', but he never arrived. So these kinds of people I don't really respect.

“I respect him as a sportsman, but I think in private he's not on my level and I don't need to waste time with those people. I'm happy that I realised what kind of a person he is. I have good friends, people I can learn from, and this is the most important. I'm happy that I found out earlier rather than later.

“Here on the circuit, this is business, he's a great racing driver but we haven't really spoken about it.”



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26.07.2013- Adrian Sutil (GER), Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM06
26.07.2013- Free practice 1, Adrian Sutil (GER), Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM06
26.07.2013- Adrian Sutil (GER), Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM06
25.07.2013- Adrian Sutil (GER), Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM06
Thursday, Press conference, Adrian Sutil (GER), Force India F1 Team, VJM03 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-25
Pre-Event Press Conference - Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Adrian Sutil & Sebastien Buemi
Sunday, Adrian Sutil (GER), Force India F1 Team, VJM03 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-25
22.05.2013- Press conference, (L-D) Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sauber F1 Team C32, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR02, Adrian Sutil (GER), Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM06, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E21, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W04 and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-28
25.07.2013- Adrian Sutil (GER), Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM06

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iusedtobesleepy

August 07, 2013 9:38 AM

I think the facts spoke for themselves. Sutil glassed someone in a bar, and Hamilton realised that this isnt the type of 'Friend' to have????? I cant believe people are on here criticising Hamilton, surely Sutil should be apologising to Hamilton for being such a D### a,d expecting Hamilton to lie under oath.



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