Press slams DC for Hamilton comparison

Fri, 29 June 2007, 03:47

The British media has slammed compatriot David Coulthard for daring to compare his driving to that of championship leader and 2007 rookie Lewis Hamilton.

The Daily Mail denounced Red Bull racer Coulthard’s claim as “outlandish” that 22-year-old Hamilton, with two career wins so far compared with David’s thirteen, is only at the front of the pack because his McLaren is the best car.

“Alluding to how Hamilton’s McLaren is jet-propelled compared to his Red Bull, (Coulthard) is in no mood to concede he is on the wane at the age of 36,” the newspaper’s formula one correspondent Jonathan McEvoy wrote from Magny Cours.

Scottish veteran Coulthard, who has scored 4 points so far this year, last won a grand prix in 2003.

He said at Magny Cours: “I am driving every bit as well as Lewis Hamilton. I just don’t have the car to show it.

“I can do something remarkable. Winning here and giving Michael Schumacher the finger was remarkable because it was difficult.

“I still get those remarkable results but they are not in the public eye. I am getting more out of the equipment than it should deliver on occasions, finishing third last year in Monaco.”

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