Sutil would ‘love’ McLaren seat

Wed, 14 November 2007, 05:18

With leading contender Nico Rosberg tied to Williams for the 2008 season, German rookie Adrian Sutil may have inherited pole position to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren next year.

Renault’s Heikki Kovalainen is another favourite, but 24-year-old Sutil told the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph that he would “love” to reunite with his former F3 teammate Lewis Hamilton in the future.

Like Rosberg and Kovalainen, Sutil is under contract – in his case to Force India – for 2008.

But he said this week: “I would love to be driving with Lewis again. Maybe some time in the future. But next year would be good.”

Sutil, however, acknowledges that he is fortunate to have a secured seat for next year, as more established names like Giancarlo Fisichella, Ralf Schumacher and Tonio Liuzzi struggle to find accommodation on the 2008 grid.

Sutil debuted this year for Spyker, which has been bought by Vijay Mallya and Michiel Mol and renamed Force India ahead of 2008.

“I’ve had a very nice season working with this team, and I’m glad that I have a drive for next year, when a lot of drivers are still looking,” he added.

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