Adrian Sutil feels he is under no pressure to match Nico Hulkenberg’s strong performances for the Sauber team in 2014.
Fellow Germans Sutil and Hulkenberg have exchanged places for the forthcoming season with Hulkenberg going to Force India and Sutil going the other way. But whilst Sutil had a relatively quiet campaign, Hulkenberg put himself in the shop window with a string of sparkling drives towards the end of the season.
“Sure, he did a good job," the German told the Autosport International audience, "but I don't see that as pressure. You always get pressure your whole life if you want to achieve anything. I want to have competition, I like it."
Sutil added that joining Sauber provides him not only with a fresh new challenge but has other added advantages of where the team is located.
It's a new step and I needed it after so long with the same team. There are a lot of benefits: it's close to my home in Switzerland, I can speak German there, and it's got one of the best windtunnels, so there's a lot of potential.