No plans to retire, says Coulthard

Tue, 15 August 2006, 10:52

Scottish veteran David Coulthard says he has no plans to quit F1.

The 35-year-old, who has already signed a new contract to keep racing for Red Bull in 2007, insists that although he is the second-oldest face on the grid, he is not too old.

”Michael Schumacher is older than me and he is still winning,” said Coulthard, who last won a race in a McLaren in 2003.

He said of his health: ”I go every year to a clinic … where they check everything out. I know that I am fit and well and not about to die.”

Admitting frustration with the perpetual rumour, however, the Scot told the ‘Evening Standard’ newspaper: ”I am not retiring.

”Why can’t people understand this?”

Coulthard even denies that he is in the twilight of his career, insisting that he still wants to add to his tally of thirteen GP wins.

He said: ”Ok, I haven’t in a while, but I will win again.”

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