Mallya in no hurry to decide on Sutil

Updated: 28 May 2011 17:36 IST

Force India owner Vijay Mallya remains calm over the future of German Formula One driver Adrian Sutil, and will not rush to any decision even though Sutil could face criminal charges from Renault owner Eric Lux.

Monaco:

Force India owner Vijay Mallya remains calm over the future of German Formula One driver Adrian Sutil, and will not rush to any decision even though Sutil could face criminal charges from Renault owner Eric Lux.

A lawyer for Lux said last week that Lux plans to file a criminal complaint against Sutil for physical assault and grievous bodily harm over a reported nightclub incident last month following the Chinese Grand Prix.

"Unless I am convinced there is misconduct then the contract shall remain," Mallya said. "I don't know what happened there. My people don't know what happened at that particular incident, and there is a due process of law."

Mallya, an airline and brewing tycoon, says he "can't be presumptive" while he remains unsure what to expect.

"If and when he is charged, then I will assess the situation," Mallya said. "We have not heard of any formal complaint being registered in any country for any misconduct by Adrian."

Without going into detail about what happened, Sutil has already issued an apology in a statement to German media, saying his actions were accidental.

Sutil finished 13th both at last week's Spanish Grand Prix and at the Turkish Grand Prix before that.

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