David Coulthard Heads to Final Race of Career

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

[Source: BBC]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Earl Earl on Oct 23, 2012

    good luck David... his F1 announcing/analysis/humour is the best...