Haug admits DTM deal chance for Coulthard ‘good’

Thu, 1 April 2010, 10:01

Apr.1 (GMM) Norbert Haug has admitted there is a “good” chance that David Coulthard will race for Mercedes in the German touring car series DTM in 2010.

Scot Coulthard, 39, recently tested the C-Class car and had said he was hoping to “complete the final details” of a deal in Melbourne last weekend.

He said he now plans to sit down with Haug, who is the German marque’s competition boss, on the sidelines of the Malaysian grand prix at Sepang.

“There is still no contract signed, but David and I will have talks before the grand prix of Malaysia,” the German confirmed to the SID news agency.

“The chance that we will find a solution is, I think, good,” added Haug.

Coulthard drove for McLaren-Mercedes between 1996 and 2004, but finished his grand prix career two years ago at the wheel of a Red Bull.

He is still close to the energy drinks company, and attends all the F1 races as an expert pundit for British television.

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