David Coulthard has glossed over speculation claiming that he is to be overlooked with regard to a possible comeback in the DTM touring car series, insisting that there are only the final details of a contract to be agreed on.

The Scot has been linked to a possible Mercedes seat after two successful tests with the German marque, only for rumours of a fall-out between Red Bull and Mercedes - both over the latter's decision not to supply F1 engines and then its signing with rival drinks brand Monster - to suggest that the deal may fall apart. Coulthard, however, remains adamant that his comeback remains on course.

"The only thing left to do is to sit down with Norbert Haug to complete the final details," DC claimed, "Maybe I will get a chance to try to talk to him in Australia this weekend but, failing that, it will be before the [DTM] season opener at Hockenheim."

Insisting that a handshake would be 'enough to seal an agreement' the Scot could line up alongside former F1 rival Ralf Schumacher should he fall in with the Three Pointed Star.

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