F1 » Coulthard confirms DTM exit, retirement


David Coulthard: This weekend will be my final opportunity to compete at this level as I will stop racing in the DTM to concentrate on my developing off-track businesses and of course my family

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Dylan - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 1:16 PM

Coulthard has had the best cars in F1 first with Williams and later with McLaren and achieved nothing of significance the dude simply was at the right place at the right time in his racing career. Not sure why DTM even bothered having him overrated driver and long overdue retirement.

richard

October 18, 2012 1:27 PM

dylan. at least dc has achieved something in life. he was second in wdc to schumi. and not many have been able to say that. he was also in the position where he was the number 2 in macca. never got equal status to mika etc.
yeah, he was a bit out of his depth in dtm, as have all ex f1 drivers, but i guess that he feels he gets well paid for commentating.

David - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 1:57 PM

"Achieved nothing"... except 13 F1 wins and two he handed over to Hakkinen.

While I can see the funny side of his Monza 95/Adelaide 95 prangs, it is a bit unfair to slam him for not achieving at Williams, when he was very young and new.

Also, McLaren were only really the top car 1998-2000, and for a while in 2000 he looked like he might be able to challenge/win the title against Schumi and Hakkinen, which is no mean feat.

indianapolis2007

October 18, 2012 2:57 PM

David Coulthard, a passionless driver who drove Newey cars at Williams and at Mclaren. I Remember him as a good tradesmen but nothing special a level headed driver who was just safe a bit like his contemporary countryman at Force India, and his stats read 13 GP wins in 15 years, less than a win a season.

David should have tried harder to usurp the No1 status from Hill when DC was at Williams in the top car at the time and maybe he might not have been replaced by Nigel Mansell, but it does take a special driving debutant to grab the No1 status at any team something which the F1 world witnessed in that famous f1 year of 07.

ridelikeaturtle - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 3:22 PM

"he was second in wdc to schumi. and not many have been able to say that."

Actually, four others would be able to say that, Hill and Barrichello even managed to do it TWICE. So once again, DC's legacy falls just short of anything unique.

Great driver... just not one of "the greats".

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