Coulthard announces retirement as F1 racer

Thu, 3 July 2008, 05:25

David Coulthard on Thursday announced he will retire as a formula one race driver at the end of 2008.

The Scottish veteran, at 37 the oldest racer on the grid, said in a media statement he will thereafter remain involved in the sport as a consultant to his current team, Red Bull, “focusing on testing and development of the cars”.

“I have an open mind as to whether or not I will compete again in the future, in some other form of motor sport, so I am definitely not hanging up my helmet!” he added.

Coulthard, who made his debut for Williams in 1994 and has won 13 races, said he made the decision to retire earlier this year because he wants to “stop while I am still competitive and enjoying” his job.

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