Conviction no barrier to 2013 return - Adrian Sutil insists a criminal conviction for the grievous bodily harm assault last year will not affect his return to Formula One.
Reportedly close to signing a deal to return to Formula 1 with his old team Force India, it has been rumoured the 29 year old German's conviction might cause him trouble entering some of the countries on the 2013 calendar.
But Sutil told British BBC radio: "We checked all the countries and there is no problem for me to travel. All my problems last winter are solved."
In January, a German court gave Sutil an 18 month suspended jail sentence and EUR200,000 fine for attacking Lotus F1 team executive Eric Lux in a Shanghai nightclub in May 2011.