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Adrian Sutil files appeal against assault conviction

Adrian Sutil has appealed against his conviction for causing serious bodily injury. Sutil was found responsible of assaulting Lotus F1 team co-owner Eric Lux and he was handed a suspended 18-month sentence and a fine €200,000 by Munich district court judge Christiane Thiemann.

The German F1 speed’s manager Manfred Zimmermann, though, has confirmed his client will appeal against the guilty verdict.

“We have decided on this step because we are convinced this judge must not oppose, especially the video tapes which from our point of view are quite obvious and have not been properly considered.”

Sutil decided to appeal “because we are convinced the judgement is not appropriate,” Zimmermann said.

Should the case go to a retrial, then Lewis Hamilton could be called to attend after he missed the initial hearing due to commitments with his team. His decision not to testify angered Sutil with the German accusing him of being a “coward” and “not a man”.

The appeal hearing will also take place in a Munich court.


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