Sutil plays down Sauber switch rumours

Adrian Sutil has played down rumours he could move from Force India to Sauber for 2014.

Speed Week reports that the German driver was spotted in Hinwil recently.

"I'm very often going past there," Sutil said at Suzuka, "as I live in the area."

Sutil did admit, however, that his future at Force India is not certain.

"It's not like it's just the team going to tell me I am going to stay," he insisted. "It is also my decision as well.

"Of course they could look for another driver, and if they do, I will have to wish them luck."

If Sutil is in contention at Sauber, he would surely replace Mexican rookie Esteban Gutierrez.

Working on Gutierrez's management team this year is Marks Granados, who said on Thursday: "Sauber is our first choice and we are currently negotiating."

He said the talks also involve dealings between the team and Gutierrez's Mexican sponsors.

(GMM)

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