Adrian Sutil is a German racing driver and drives for Force India in Formula One. Sutil started karting at the age of 14 and moved into single seater racing in 2002 in the Swiss Formula Fordseries where he won the title. He moved up into Formula Masters Austria and started 1 race before stepping into Formula BMW ADAC in 2003. Sutil then raced in the Formula 3 Euroseries where he was the runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in 2005.
Sutil was in talks with Force India to renew his contract, and on 27 November 2009, the team announced that the German's contract had been renewed, while test-driver Vitantonio Liuzzi was given a full-time race seat. Sutil qualified tenth for the first two races of the year, but a collision with Robert Kubica in Bahrain and a mechanical failure in Australia meant he was unable to score points in either race.
Sutil remained with Force India for 2011, and was joined by DTM champion Paul di Resta. In the first three races of the season, Sutil was out-qualified by di Resta. Sutil finished ninth in the Australian Grand Prix, at the expense of the Sauber cars being disqualified from the race, having finished eleventh on the road. In Malaysia, Sutil finished eleventh, just behind di Resta, and in China, he qualified eleventh.
On 16 December 2011, Force India announced di Resta and Nico Hülkenberg would be their drivers for 2012, leaving Sutil without a seat.
On 28 February 2013, Force India announced that Sutil would return to the team to complete their driver lineup alongside Paul Di Resta. He finished seventh at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, impressing on his comeback by leading for a number of laps throughout the race