Adrian Sutil convicted of GBH
German court gives former Force India driver suspended sentence over incident in nightclub
Adrian Sutil has been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm and given an 18-month suspended sentence by a Munich court.
District judge Christiane Thiemann also fined the former Force India Formula One driver €200,000 (Rs 1.3 crore) after he was found guilty of injuring Eric Lux, chief executive of Lotus team owners Genii Capital, by striking him with a champagne glass and causing a wound in his neck which required 24 stitches.
The incident happened in a nightclub in Shanghai following the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix.
Court spokeswoman Ingrid Kaps said the 29-year-old German driver's fine would go to charities of the court's choosing.
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton had initially been scheduled to appear as a witness, but was excused due to team duties.