Sutil looking forward to special home grand prix

Sutil looking forward to special home grand prix

Sauber driver Adrian Sutil is looking forward to his home race in Germany this weekend as speculation about his future begins to circulate.

The German driver will race at Hockenheim for the first time since 2010 this weekend, having taken a year out when the last grand prix was held there in 2012. Despite a poor start to the year with Sauber that has yielded no points, Sutil is excited for his home event.

“Hockenheim is my home race and, therefore, a special event,” he said. “I am really looking forward to the weekend. However, I have not raced there since 2010. Some exciting days lie ahead of me, as I am going to meet many guests and sponsors.

“I like the track, and I have many memories from there. I have raced a lot in Hockenheim and I hope, also for my fans, for a good result as well as an appropriate performance from the team.”

Last week, a report in Swiss publication Blick suggested that Sutil could be dropped in favour of reserve driver Giedo van der Garde after a disappointing start to the year. The Dutchman has completed some good running for Sauber so far this year in free practice and in testing, but did his chances little good by crashing the C33 during the final in-season test at Silverstone last week.

For the time being, it seems that Sutil is staying put, and scoring some much-needed points at his home race this weekend would do both himself and the whole Sauber team a world of good.

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Luke Smith

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