Adrian Sutil is the latest in a string of drivers to announce a change in scenery for the 2014 Formula One season.
The German, who has driven for Force India on-and-off for the last five years, was recently left drive-less as first Nico Hulkenberg and then Sergio Perez were confirmed at the Silverstone-based outfit.
Today, however, it was confirmed that 30-year-old Sutil would take up a seat at Swiss outfit Sauber, partnering Esteban Gutierrez who will be competing in his second season in F1.
“Adrian is not only very fast, but also brings a lot of experience, which is very important looking at the new regulations for next year,” Sauber team-principal Monisha Kaltenborn said today.
Meanwhile, Sutil said, “I am very happy that we found common ground. Although I have known for a while where I wanted to go, in the end the negotiations took a bit longer than planned. However, now I will have all the more reason to celebrate during the Christmas season. I’ve been in contact with Monisha for a while and she always gave me the feeling my qualities are valued.”
Sutil’s 2013 team-mate, Paul di Resta, looks to be left without a drive for the coming season, and will most probably make a return to DTM or head stateside to compete in IndyCar.
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