Sutil: No regrets over Sauber move
3 July 2014 – Adrian Sutil insists that he has no regrets over his move to Sauber, after a challenging start to the 2014 campaign that has seen the Swiss team fail to record a point in the opening eight races.
The extent of Sauber's struggles means that it currently occupies 10th position in the championship standings, ahead of only Caterham, the other squad yet to get off the mark in the sport's latest turbocharged era.
Meanwhile, former team Force India is holding fourth, having displayed impressive early season pace.
But ahead of the British Grand Prix, Sutil says he is comfortable with the decision he made.
"I'm happy with my change," said Sutil during an interview with GPUpdate.net.
"It was time for me to make a change. You are always wiser afterwards, but I don't regret anything."
Instead of regretting what might have been at Force India, Sutil has taken positives from its improvement.
"I'm proud of Force India and what they have done. It also shows how much work I did and how much the work I did was the right work," Sutil went on to explain.
"We compromised a lot with the car last year, with no updates for the whole season for this season to be exceptional. And that's what they have now.
"It's a shame other drivers are now in the cars. But that was the plan and we had a very successful time, moving from being last in the Spyker times almost up to the front, having podiums, still with a very limited budget."
Sutil says he is confident of repeating this gradual progression with new team Sauber in coming seasons, with podiums and race victories firmly on his mind.
"I still believe in it [achieving podiums and victories]," he explained. "That's why I'm still here.
"You have to believe in certain things. That's what I do and that's why my motivation is still there."