German Formula One driver Adrian Sutil was recently handed down a suspended 18-month prison sentence by a court in Germany after he was convicted of an assault charge.
The 29-year-old was accused of attacking chief executive Eric Lux, co-owner of the former Renault-Lotus (now Lotus) team, with a champagne glass in a Shanghai nightclub. After the incident that occurred after the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix in April, Lux suffered an injury to the neck which required him to have 24 stitches. Sutil was therefore charged with grievous bodily harm.
Sutil apologised when he appeared at the Munich court on Monday’s first day of proceedings, saying he had not intended to harm Lux and that the injuries were an “unintentional accident”.
Sutil is currently without a drive for 2012 after being replaced by Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg at Force India in December.
Source: Sky News