6 November 2014
F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: I need to talk to the team - Sutil
Adrian Sutil says just because Sauber have confirmed two drivers for F1 2015, it “doesn't mean the driver is going to drive and it doesn't mean the team is going to drive”.
Adrian Sutil has cast doubt on if Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson will drive for Sauber next season, despite the team putting out announcements to that effect.
Sutil joined Sauber at the start of this season, and it is understood he had a two-year deal. However he has now been cast aside throwing his future in the sport into doubt following confirmation late last night that Nasr had taken the second Sauber race seat for 2015.
Quizzed on the situation on Thursday, ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, the penultimate round in the 2014 F1 World Championship, Sutil was careful in his replies, although he did seem to suggest that the situation at Sauber remains far from good.
“I don't know,” Sutil replied when asked what direction his future lies in. “I will see what is possible and what I want. There are quite a few things to sort. I cannot really say more at the moment.”
“There are certain things to talk about definitely, yes,” he added later on. “I mean they have confirmed two drivers, but it doesn't mean the driver is going to drive and it doesn't mean the team is going to drive. There is no real change from last weekend to this weekend. It is just an announcement and now of course, in my situation, I have to do some talking to sort out the things.”
So is he optimistic he will still be in F1 in 2015?
“At the moment I don't know, maybe - F1 is unpredictable. But as I said there are a few things to sort first and then the team has to comment on the rest,” he continued.
“I am not frustrated. It is just how it is in F1 for many years. It is a little bit of a different business. So, that is all I can say right now.
“I look forward to the race [here]...”
Meanwhile, Sutil revealed that Sergio Perez has not yet apologised for taking him out last weekend at the start of the United States Grand Prix.
“No we didn't speak, so he didn't apologise. But anyway, that is how it is,” added the German. “It was a shame [what happened in Austin]. It was for sure a good chance for points. We had a very nice qualifying. It was good to be in Q3 finally with this car. It has been quite a challenge this year, to be honest. So, we didn't expect it. But for some reason it got better and better through the course of the qualifying session and especially on Saturday, the car was better than ever before.
“There are many things to analyse. But we will try again here of course. I look forward to the race weekend. I think the chances with the weather, [with it] looking very wet, are good. I think everyone knows how the race can turn out here in Brazil. We have seen many exciting races.”
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