Having spent almost 4 years at the Silverstone based team and scoring only one point in the process – back when the team was known as Spyker F1 – has made Sutil reconsider his options for 2010. According to rumors inside the F1 paddock, Sutil may be the second option for a driving seat with McLaren should fellow countryman Nico Rosberg decline Mercedes' offer for yet another time.
Even if the McLaren rumors won't materialize, Sutil made it very clear that Formula One racing shouldn't be only about driving endlessly and not scoring any points, but also challenge for race wins and championships. Despite reckoning that Force India have improved as compared to last year, he still thinks his team is a long way to achieving that goal.
“That is every driver's goal, and also mine. Really I just want to win; with which team is for me not a topic. Force India has made progress and we will have to see how it looks for the coming years. Perhaps we are just missing a 'superbrain' – like what Red Bull has in Adrian Newey,” said Sutil in an interview with Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.
Although he did not issued any further comments on his potential exit from the Force India garage at the end of 2009, Sutil admitted a final decision about his future will be taken after the season finale at Abu Dhabi.
“At the moment this is where I am. The contract runs out at the end of the year and then we will see,” added Sutil.
Although constantly outpaced by teammate Giancarlo Fisichella during the first 6 races of this season, Sutil managed to score better qualifying results than the F1 veteran in 2009. However, the pair is still to win a point this year, with Fisichella being the closest to making it happen during the Monaco Grand Prix (where he finished 9th overall).