Posted January 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Former Force India driver Adrian Sutil was convicted on Tuesday of causing grievous bodily harm to a Formula One team owner in a nightclub confrontation in China and given an 18-month suspended sentence. The Munich district court handed down the verdict and sentence after a two-day trial. The prosecutors asked for a 21-month suspended sentence. Sutil was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Renault team executive Eric Lux at a party following Lewis Hamilton's victory at the China Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 17. Lux needed two dozen stitches after being cut in the neck by a broken glass. The German driver told the court Monday that he had ''tried everything'' to settle the case out of court, offering ''tens of millions'' and a charitable donation but was turned down by Lux. ''I'm terribly sorry. I never wanted what happened there to happen,'' Sutil said on the first day of the trial. Sutil said last year he want...
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