The Formula 1 rumour mill is continuing to run wild in its usual unpredictable manner. Some rumours come and go but one is lingering.
Adrian Sutil, the German Driver who was beaten to his Force India seat by youngster Nico Hulkenberg, may be returning to his former team.
But is this likely?
Sutil’s exit was shrouded in a cloud of mystery; questions were asked over that infamous Shanghai nightclub incident and its relation to his exit.
Also worthy of note is the rusty nature of his driving – since leaving the Formula 1 paddock, he is yet to race competitively. Unlike the likes of Buemi and Alguersuari, who have also been linked to his race seat, he does not have enough knowledge of the complex Pirelli tyres.
There are young drivers who may deserve a chance more than him – after all, he’s already had a chance. We cannot forget that Formula 1 is the pinnacle of racing; perhaps Robin Frijns, Jules Bianchi or Mitch Evans should have their moment of glory?
However there are arguments for his return. With young Paul Di Resta as an investment, the old line up may bring out the best in the Scot who is a contender for Ferrari in the future. His experience and relationship with the team could prove to be incredibly valuable.
Furthermore, he has often been regarded as one of the most reliable drivers on the grid. Rated highly by his peers, I’m sure his return would be popular. Give him a car (and take Trulli off the grid) and he is likely to bring it home in the points.
Remember the Constructors battle with Sauber could prove costly!
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