Adrian Sutil has announced that he has quit his role as Williams Martini Racing Team’s reserve driver and has walked away from Formula One.

The news comes as the German is still locked in a legal dispute with the Sauber F1 Team after the Swiss based outfit hired two new drivers in Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson for last season despite Sutil claiming he had a contract in place with the Swiss team.

The timing of the news is interesting as Susie Wolff who retired from motor racing at the end of last season after being overlooked for the reserve driver role with the Williams team has just set up her Dare To Be Different initiative. Sutil was brought into the team due to the fact that he had experience with the current generation of F1 car.

Wolff on the other hand knew the team inside out and how they work. It is unclear who Williams will get in to take Sutil’s place but their development driver Alex Lynn will most certainly be in the running for the seat.

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