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Where do I fit in? // Adrian Sutil gets fitted for his new Sauber seat

Published by Christine

Adrian Sutil gets fitted for his new Sauber seat
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Adrian Sutil has visited the Sauber factory for a seat-fitting, getting himself comfortable in the car at his brand new team. The German has joined Sauber after spending six years with Force India, finishing off the 2013 season just behind teammate Paul di Resta in 13th place.

Sutil admits that he was looking for a new challenge for the new season, saying: "It had been my wish to have a change after six good years with Force India - and Sauber was my priority. My Manager has been in contact with them since autumn - and around that time I visited the factory in Hinwil for the first time."

The factory is close to where Adrian lives in Switzerland, and so it wasn't far for him to trek to get fitting for his new race seat, he added: "The real luxury is that the factory is just an hour’s drive from my home. So I will be there quite often."

Meanwhile, the car he is being measured for is well on the way to racing next year, as the team confirmed they were started to pass the mandatory crash tests. A Sauber statement read: "The chassis of the C33 has passed all static and dynamic tests of the FIA and is officially homologated. The rear crash test, which is not part of the chassis homologation, will take place separately at a later date, as usual."