David Coulthard announces DTM retirement

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Team DHL Paket’s David Coulthard has announced his retirement from the DTM Championship following the final round of the year in Hockenheim.

We’re massive fans of Mr Coulthard but, with a tally of just 16 points from 32 races, it’s safe to say that he didn’t set the series on fire. Now employed as a presenter for the BBC, he is best known as a Formula One driver who has driven in 247 races for such teams as Williams, Red Bull and finally McLaren Mercedes, giving the company its first victory of the modern Silver Arrow era fifteen years ago.

The 41-year-old Scot will continue his television work, while retaining his role as a brand ambassador for Mercedes-AMG. Personally we’d love to see a certain Michael Schumacher occupy David’s vacated seat in the Mercedes AMG C-Coupe.

“I am looking forward to the final race of what has been an exciting season in the DTM. 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,” said Coulthard.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]

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