Confirmed: Hamilton to give evidence in Sutil trial
20 January 2012 – It has been confirmed that Lewis Hamilton will share evidence at the upcoming trial of Adrian Sutil. The German will be heard by a court following an incident after last year’s Chinese Grand Prix, when he was supposedly involved in an alternation with Eric Lux.
On the 30 and 31 January, Sutil will stand trial in Munich District Court on a charge of aggravated assault. While in a Shanghai nightclub on 17 April 2011, he allegedly stabbed Lux (a Luxembourgian entrepreneur and founding partner of Genii Capital, co-owner of the Lotus Renault GP Formula 1 team) in the neck with a broken glass.
While Lux received 24 stitches and is sure that the incident was deliberate, Sutil has stated that he meant to throw only a drink and not its glass. As Hamilton - a close friend of Sutil - was present in the club at the time of the occurrence, the McLaren driver has been asked to share his side of the story.