Sutil – ‘I have no regret over Sauber move’
Adrian Sutil insists that he has no regrets over his move to Sauber, despite the teams troubled start to the 2014 season.
Sutil joined Sauber at the end of 2013 from Force India, but while the German’s former team has already scored 77 points this season – as many as in the entirety of 2013 – with a best finish of third courtesy of Sergio Perez in Bahrain, both he and the Hinwil-based outfit are yet to score a point this year.
However, despite the contrast in results between the two teams, Sutil remains defiant that his decision to move to Sauber was the right one, and that the desired results will soon come.
“I have no regrets, but of course I am motivated to get out of this situation we are in right now and make the same with this team with what Force India are doing right now,” he told ESPNF1.
“In Montreal we had a smooth weekend which was important; we had some difficulties in the first ones where little things always went wrong.
“The current situation is not easy which is why it’s important to not make mistakes and maximise what we have.”
Sutil, who raced for Force India for six seasons, admitted that the move to Sauber had been motivated by a need for change, but insisted that he had no ill feeling towards the Silverstone-based team, who he was pleased to see succeeding.
“I took my decision, I said ‘I’ve had wonderful years with Force India and I needed a change’ and I went to Sauber,” he added.
“This chapter is done for me and I’m happy to see them being successful. I did a lot of work, maybe this is what they have right now.
“I’m not thinking back ‘what a shame I’m not there,’ no. I’m happy for them.
“Life goes on in a new team with a new challenge.”
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Dan Paddock is an FIA accredited freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist and the recently appointed Grand Prix Editor of Richland F1. Dan joined the site in July of last year as a Staff Writer, fresh off the back of completing a master’s degree in journalism. He has since gone on to represent Richland F1 at the 2014 British Grand Prix, his debut in the Formula 1 paddock. Aside from Richland F1, Dan also writes for Rumble Strip News, as well as maintaing his own modest blog.