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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Mark _

October 18, 2012 4:59 PM

richard - please stop trying to connect rgb with Indycar. The series has a hard enough time gaining credibtility as it is. Plus didn't rgb state that the name has something to do with that year's F1 race at Indy?


October 18, 2012 5:04 PM

mark. just ragging rgb! i know that he doesnt like indycar. but i dont recollect what happened at the f1 race in indy. not that i want to know, if it involves an overrated driver!

dylan. i suggest that you stick with your x box, or whatever you are "good" at. irvine better than dc? hahahahaha! well, maybe at chasing the opposite sex?

Kevin - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 5:07 PM

DC was just not a contender against the likes of MSC, and FA. DC was a solid driver, but like many others, never quite solid enough to end a season at the top of the charts. 20 years racing after a strong start of three championships in lower formulas - without a top show title has got to be frustrating. Unfortunately, the DTM experience is an awful end to it all, as it has been for fellow also-ran Ralph Schumacher, soon to retire as well.

Maggers - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 5:08 PM

Listen to some of you bitching. Worse than kids fighting over sweets. DC was good enough to drive in F1 which is more than any of you have done here or will ever do yet you feel qualified to comment on his career. Go back to F1 2012 on your playstations and xboxes children.

Skid Carrera - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 5:31 PM

Have to agree with most of you. DC's was a workmanlike career with average performances relative to some of the F1 greats. By definition, being better than average only happens half the time, and being great much less still. He played his part well and was one of the top 20 drivers in the world for a decade and a half. He's leveraging that fame better than most now, with a well-earned property portfolio and a media lifestyle way beyond what most humans will ever achieve.

Liam48 - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 6:10 PM

What is with all the stupid/childish comments?

How can anyone call DC average? He achieved something like 63 podiums, 13 race wins & top 3 in the WDC multiple times. The last time I checked those statistics resulted in someone being above average. I wonder at times what goes on through people's minds to think some good drivers are "average".

Unfortunately DC was in the era where Schumacher & Ferrari where very dominant & he was No.2 to Mika Hakkinen. He was a very good driver!

sodesu - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 6:12 PM

DC was a quality racer, but perhaps never quite the best one out there. He was hired as a team player and played his part very well. He was only really allowed to shine at Red Bull, and I think he did just that occasionally, putting it on the podium a couple of times at a time when it really was not on par with the top cars yet. And why does he become an ambassador? Because he's good at it, of course. And I must say I think he's my favourite commenter out there. He's clever and insightful without being in your face, and I absolutely love his dry sense of humour. His DTM career didn't go well at all but that takes nothing away from him.

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