May 12, 2011
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Sutil and Eric Lux are at the centre of international media attention
Reports over the last few days have emerged claiming that Force India driver Adrian Sutil was involved in a fight in a nightclub after the Chinese Grand Prix.
Website 422race.com stated that the other person involved was Eric Luz, chief executive of Genii Capital, who owns the Renault F1 team. They also claim that Sutil injured Lux with glass during the altercation, which left Lux with blood streaming down his neck.
Lewis Hamilton was also at the nightclub at the time, as he is well known to be friends with Sutil. He was quickly rushed by his bodyguards out of the VIP room.
Interestingly, Adrian had to leave China the next day to escape legal trouble.
Neither Force India or Genii have issued statements, but Sutil has since apologised:
"In response to the rumours that have appeared in the media regarding an incident in
a Shanghai club, I wish to make the following statement:
After the Grand Prix in Shanghai I attended a party on the Sunday evening away from
the track where I unintentionally injured another guest. I have unreservedly
apologised for this.
As this is a private matter, which has nothing to do with Formula 1, I will make no
further public comments on this subject."
The FIA are not believed to be investigating this incident.