Former Force India driver Adrian Sutil will appear in court over a fight at a nightclub in China in which he allegedly injured the owner of a Formula One team with a glass.
The Munich district court says it will hold the trial from January 30-31. The prosecutors have asked that the German driver be awarded a suspended one-year sentence.
Sutil is charged with causing serious injuries to Renault F1 team executive Eric Lux, part owner of the team now renamed Lotus. Lux was cut in the neck and required two dozen stitches.
The incident happened at a party to celebrate Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the China Grand Prix in Shanghai in April.
Sutil had claimed last year that he only wanted to spill his drink on Lux and that causing the injury was completely “unintentional and accidental.”
Lux filed a complaint with Munich prosecutors, who have now charged Sutil.