David Coulthard could enter Formula One's last chance saloon this week, with the news that the Scot will be taking part in a test for Red Bull Racing.

Only this weekend, Coulthard confirmed at the Race of Champions that he still had options open for next season, and a source close to Red Bull has now confirmed to Crash.net that the ex-McLaren man will join the team at Jerez from Wednesday to Friday, putting DC firmly in the running for a seat with the newest outfit on the F1 grid.

The news comes only a matter of weeks after Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz was quoted as saying that Coulthard was not part of the team's plans, quotes which made it look increasingly like the Scottish driver could have raced in F1 for the final time.

However, since then, Red Bull appears to have had a change of heart, and it is looking increasingly likely that the line-up for next season will contain an experienced driver like Coulthard alongside one of the younger stars, such as Vitantonio Liuzzi or Christian Klien.

Coulthard himself appears confident about the possibility of driving for the team, having been quoted at the weekend saying that "I can't say its official because it isn't yet, but maybe it will be in a few days' time" in Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper.

 

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