Adrian Sutil


Adrian Sutil ( born January 11, 1983 in Starnberg ) is a German racing driver German - Uruguayan ancestry. It was 2006 Japanese Formula 3 champion. Sutil starts since 2007 in Formula 1 in 2014 he joined for Sauber.

  • 4.1 Career stations
  • 4.2 Statistics in Formula 1 4.2.1 Individual Results


Beginnings in motorsport (1997-2003)

Sutil started his motor racing career at the age of 13 years in karting. In 2000, he placed third in the overall standings in the German Kart Championship in the class of IcA juniors.

In 2002, Sutil into formula racing and entered for SSPT Racing in the Swiss Formula Ford. He won all twelve rounds and started always from the pole position. So he decided the championship. 2003 Sutil went for HBR Motorsport in the German Formula BMW at the start. He scored two pole positions and stood on the podium three times. In the overall classification, he finished sixth.

Formula 3 and A1GP (2004-2006)

In 2004, Sutil at Team Kolles a cockpit in the Formula 3 Euro Series. Sutil denied the first nine events for this team, scoring a fourth place as best result and one pole position. With nine to two points, he sat down with it internally against Tom Kimber -Smith by. For the last race weekend Sutil moved to ASM Formule 3, which took the top two spots this season with Jamie Green and Alexandre Prémat. Sutil scored the pole position in the season finale. He retired in both races. In the overall standings, he reached the 17th place.

2005 Sutil stayed with ASM Formule 3 in the Formula 3 Euro Series. Sutil ever won a race at Spa- Francorchamps and the Nürburgring. He got a total of eleven times on the podium and started again from pole position. Internal team he lost to Lewis Hamilton, who won 15 races, with 94 to 172 points. Sutil was runner-up. In the Formula 3 Masters, also graduated Sutil for ASM Formule 3, he came second behind Hamilton. In winter 2005/2006 Sutil participated in three events organized by the A1GP for the German A1 Team part. Due to its exposure in the A1GP let Sutil from the last race weekend of the Formula 3 Euro Series.

In 2006, Sutil to TOM 'S in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship. Sutil won five races and was twelve times on the podium. The champion decided Sutil with 212 to 185 points with team-mate Kazuya Oshima for themselves. At the Macau Grand Prix Sutil finished third. In addition, Sutil gave his debut in 2006 in GT racing and took for TOM'S part in a race of the Super GT. In addition Sutil 2006 took part in three Friday practice for the Formula 1 team Spyker Midland and its successor as a third driver. Team boss Colin Kolles was the racing team, had worked with the Sutil already in his Formula 3 debut together.

Formula 1 (since 2007)

In 2007, Sutil made ​​his Formula 1 debut for Spyker. The fire engine, the Spyker F8 -VII, himself was named by the management personnel of the team as the worst car on the grid. For this reason, Sutil and his teammate were commonly found at the end of the field. In the eleventh Grand Prix in Hungary succeeded Sutil Spyker as the first pilots in the season to finish in front of a still moving opponents. He had the Honda drivers Rubens Barrichello overtaken at the start of the race and held consistently behind. In the third last race of the season, the Japanese Grand Prix, he scored under rainy conditions with an eighth place his first point and his first top- 10 ranking in Formula 1, it was also the only points and top- 10 ranking of Spyker in the 2007 season. Sutil finished the world Cup on the 19th Place. Team Internally Sutil continued against his teammates Albers, Markus Winkelhock and Sakon Yamamoto, who had shared the second cockpit through. In qualifying duel Sutil was defeated only twice Albers and the duel always decided otherwise for themselves.

2008, the team was acquired by Vijay Mallya and renamed Force India. Sutil's new team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella was. In the sixth race, the Monaco Grand Prix, Sutil was starting from 18th place in the final stage in fourth place. A collision with Kimi Raikkonen, who had braked before the Nouvelle Chicane, Sutil finished the race. Raikkonen then apologized for Sutil. There was Sutil's only chance at points. His best finish was a 13th place, finally the Grand Prix of Belgium. The World Cup concluded from Sutil on the 20th Place. It was thus a position behind Fisichella, who had even remained without points, had a tenth place but reached a higher individual placing.

2009 saw Force India the engine manufacturer Ferrari to Mercedes. Sutil and Fisichella remained on the team. At the season opener in Australia Sutil scored the ninth place, for which there still were no points this season. Two races later at the Chinese Grand Prix Sutil was in the final stage in sixth place and thus heading for points. In rainy conditions, however, he lost due to hydroplaning control of his vehicle and retired shortly before the end. Sutil remained in the first twelve races without points, but came at the Grand Prix of Europe again in the top 10. Meanwhile, Fisichella succeeded in the Belgian Grand Prix second place. He left after this race, the team and moved to Ferrari. His cockpit took Vitantonio Liuzzi, who was so from the 13th race, the Italian Grand Prix, Sutil's new teammate. Sutil scored this weekend first two pole and second place in qualifying. In the race he came up behind the two Brawn drivers and Ferrari driver Raikkonen in fourth place finish. He also set the fastest race lap. This was his hitherto best Formula 1 result. Once again caused a stir Sutil at the Grand Prix of Brazil. After winning the third place in qualifying, he collided in the first round with Toyota driver Jarno Trulli, who tried to overtake him. Both drivers retired from Trulli and Sutil still presented at the accident site to the speech and demanded punishment for Sutil. The race stewards decided, however, that it was in the accident to a normal racing incident and punished Trulli for his inappropriate behavior after the collision. Sutil was 17th in the driver standings.

Also the 2010 season went along with Sutil, Liuzzi for Force India at the start. At the season opener in Bahrain, he scored the first pole of the season. In the race he came in twelfth place finish. At the third Grand Prix, the Grand Prix of Malaysia Sutil held end of the race McLaren driver Hamilton behind and scored his first points in fifth. From the fifth to the tenth race get him six points finishes in a row. In the second half of the season Sutil reached twice the points. In the Belgian Grand Prix he repeated with a fifth place his best result of the season. Team Internally, Sutil was able to beat Liuzzi and scored more than twice as many points. In the World Cup itself Sutil improved to eleventh place.

2011 Sutil denied his fifth Formula 1 season for Force India. Paul di Resta was his new teammate. In Monaco, he lay for several rounds in fourth place, and came in seventh place finish. At his home Grand Prix in Germany Sutil scored with a sixth place had hitherto been his best season placement, which he repeated at the last race in Brazil. In this race Sutil drew attention to himself by an overtaking maneuver against Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg. The season concluded from Sutil in ninth place in the drivers' world championship. It was his hitherto best overall placement. Team Internally Sutil continued with 42 through to 27 points against di Resta.

After five seasons Sutil and Force India finished the end of 2011 their cooperation. He was replaced for the 2012 season by Nico Hülkenberg. Sutil came in 2012 in any racing series.

Ahead of the Formula 1 Season 2013 Sutil took part in testing for Force India. A little later, Sutil was confirmed as Force India race seat. At the season opener in Australia sat Sutil on a different strategy and led the race starting from twelfth place in the meantime. He came in seventh place finish. At the Monaco Grand Prix he finished fifth, who represented his best season placement. Sutil was at the end of the season in 13th place. With 29 to 48 points, he was subject to internal di Resta.

Although Sutil for the 2014 Formula 1 season a contract with Force India possessed, he moved to Sauber. Force India had bought out the contract with Sutil. After the second race, he finished 14th overall.


The father of Adrian Sutil, Jorge Sutil comes from Uruguay and played with the Munich Philharmonic for many years viola. His mother is a pianist Monika Sutil. So Adrian Sutil came first for music and was, until he was 14 years young pianist. Through his older brother, he came up with 14 years on a go-kart track for the first time in contact with the motor sport.

Sutil grew up bilingual. In addition to his native German, he is fluent in Spanish. He has an older brother and a younger half-brother. Since 2007 Sutil lives in Switzerland. Before that, he lived a year in Japan, he grew up in Bavaria.


With the introduction of permanent Formula 1 race numbers 2014 Sutil selected with the # 99, the highest start number for his further career.

Sutil won the 2009 and 2012 TV total Stock Car Crash Challenge class up to 1900 cc and 2012, the Rodeo - race after a draw with Timo Scheider in Sudden Death.

In April 2011, Sutil was involved after the Chinese Grand Prix in a discussion with Eric Lux, an investor in the company Genii Capital, who owned the former Renault team. In a discotheque, he injured Lux with a glass of the neck. Lux showed Sutil at the Munich public prosecutor for grievous bodily harm to. Sutil admitted to have made ​​Lux with the glass, but this was done unintentionally. The Munich District Court sentenced Sutil January 31, 2012 to a term of imprisonment of 18 months and a fine of 200,000 euros; the sentence has been suspended. The judgment became final on March 29, 2012.


Career stations

  • 2006: Japanese Formula 3 Championship ( Champion)
  • 2006: Super GT ( # 26 )
  • 2006: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2007: Formula 1 ( 19th place )
  • 2008: Formula 1 ( 20th place )
  • 2009: Formula 1 ( 17th)
  • 2010: Formula 1 (11th )
  • 2011: Formula 1 ( 9th place)
  • 2013: Formula 1 ( 13th place)
  • 2014: Formula 1

Statistics in Formula 1

Status: Grand Prix of Malaysia, March 30, 2014

Individual results