According to F1 enigma (writing for the Greek site “Go Car” – you can find the like here, but it’s in Greek), the list of witnesses to testify in Sutil’s trial has been given to publicity and it does not include Lewis Hamilton, who has requested to be excused (a request which was subsequently granted, arguably with prosecution’s consent who would probably not want to see one of Sutil’s close friends on the stand).
Some names that are listed are:
Jerome d’ Ambrosio – Ex F1 driver for Marussia Virgin team.
Emma Brixton – That’s how she’s spelled at the Greek site, but I presume they are referring to Emma Buxton, who worked as contact press officer for Force India at the 2011 Australian, Malaysian, Chinese, British and Indian Grand Prix’s.
Manfred Zimmermann – Adrian Sutil’s manager
Youssef Hammad – I’ve never heard of before.
Eric Lux is also, obviously, called as a witness. The trial, which is due to take place on January 30 and 31 will more or less determine whether Adrian Sutil will have any future dealings with F1. One also has to wonder whether Caterham’s delay to announce that Trulli won’t be driving for them, as well as HRT’s delay in naming a 2nd driver has to do with waiting for the outcome of the trial.
Time will tell.