German Formula One racer, winner of the 2002 Swiss Formula Ford 1800, and the 2006 All-Japan Formula 3.
He was a talented pianist and started karting at age 14.
He received an 18-month suspended prison sentence and was given a €200,000 fine for a violent incident in a nightclub.
He was born to a pair of musicians, Jorge and Monika Sutil.
He developed a friendship with fellow German driver Nico Rosberg.