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Sutil Keeping His Options Open On Future

Adrian Sutil, the talented Force India driver has told GrandPrix.com that he is keeping his options open with regard any future race seats.

The German driver, who has begun to start scoring consistent points finishes with Force India had until recently spent majority of his F1 career at the back of the grid.  However with a rejuvinated Force India team results had been going his way, and he currently lies 10th in the championship ahead of the likes of Rubens Barrichello.

Things have not been quite so rosy for him in the last two races though.  At his home event at Hockenheim, a pitlane error caused him to finish the race at the back and saw his team get fined.  Then last weekend in Hungary he scored a DNF following a collision with Robert Kubica.

Sutil has been courted by teams in the past, but this is the first time he has openly suggested he may move.  With the top teams all being locked down for 2011, his main option for move appears to be with Renault.  Talented Russian Vitaly Petrov could be on his way out of the team, and Sutil is in high contention for the race seat fighting against the likes of Kimi Raikkonen, Timo Glock and Bruno Senna.

“I’m happy at Force India but I want to move forward,” Sutil said this morning

“The top teams are pretty much closed, so it’s hard to find a better seat than here.

“Scoring points regularly was my goal for this season and next year I want to improve again, whether it’s somewhere else, or here.”

He added: “It’s a tough decision to make right now.

“If you are signing up for something like three years and you’re not confident the team is better, then you shouldn’t do it.”

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One response

  1. Marisa R

    It’s never easy going out on the bottom. It feels better and is easier to retire when you go out with a BANG. Sutil needs to keep this in mind. He hasn’t had very good races and is currently in 10th place.
    He might want to consider switching teams for next year, but I don’t feel he should throw his tires in yet. There’s more race in his heart!

    August 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm

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