Seasoned race car driver David Coulthard will end his racing career this weekend at the DTM season finale at Hockenheim.
“The weekend will be my final opportunity to compete at this level as I will stop racing in the DTM to concentrate on my developing off-track businesses and, of course, my family,” Coulthard said.
The 41-year-old will continue to be a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and will concentrate on his role in BBC’s Formula One coverage. Coulthard won 13 of 246 F1 Grand Prix races throughout his 15-season career before switching to DTM racing in 2010.
Although he hasn’t enjoyed great success in DTM – his best finish was fifth place – Coulthard has been an invaluable asset to the Mercedes team. “He has been a successful member of the Mercedes family for over a decade and a half and will remain so after his retirement from active racing,” Mercedes-Benz Motorsport vice-president Norbert Haug said.