Sutil eyeing return as Ferrari rumours swirl

Tuesday 15th May 2012, 12:06 by Ryan Wood 

Sahara Force India

Adrian Sutil is eyeing a return to the grid amid rumours Ferrari may be looking to replace Felipe Massa before the current season is up.

The German is confident that an opportunity to return soon will arise, despite no current seats being available. Speculation in the paddock suggests Ferrari may be looking to Paul di Resta to replace Massa, meaning a seat at Sutil's former team, Force India, would become available.

Sutil spent much of the weekend in the Spanish GP paddock speaking with the Force India team, fuelling the rumours, but he admitted nothing has been agreed.

"I'm always looking, but I have nothing at the moment," he told Autosport. "It feels good to be back in the paddock and to see some people.

"That is the key to getting a drive and hopefully very soon. At the moment, there are no seats available and I have to wait. But people know that I am ready and on hold. I have to wait for the call.

"I talk to many different teams, but they can't say anything right now. They say that they are maybe interested, but you can't get more. They tell me to hold on, keep fit and then maybe there is an opportunity. I have to believe in it and it will come."

Sutil doesn't believe the suspended sentence handed to him in January for assualt will impact his chances.

"It's over and there are no restrictions for me, I can travel and I can do everything that I did before," he added. "We had time to check all of that out."

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