Hamilton a witness in Sutil trial?

Last Updated: 13/01/12 12:01pm

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Lewis Hamilton could be called as a key witness in the Adrian Sutil assault trial, according to reports.

Sutil, who lost his seat with Force India last month, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm after an alleged clash with Lotus-Renault co-owner Eric Lux in a Shanghai nightclub last April following the Chinese GP.

Sutil has denying any wrongdoing, and his manager, Manfred Zimmermann, is adamant that his client will be found not guilty.

"We are convinced that the court will come to the conclusion that there was no intentional attack," he told The Daily Telegraph. "We feel good. So the truth will come out."

However, in the wake of proceedings opening in Munich on Thursday, the newspaper reports 'it is believed the charges pending against Sutil have ended any chance he had of taking the one available seat at Williams.'

The Daily Mail, meanwhile, claims that 'Hamilton, a close friend of Sutil who was present at the time, could be called as a witness.' If so, he is likely to appear before the court in late January.

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