It has now been confirmed that David Coulthard is retiring from Formula One racing at the end of the season.
In a statement from David Coulthard today, it said,
“I would like to announce today my decision to retire from racing in Formula One at the end of the season. I will remain actively involved in the sport as a consultant to Red Bull Racing focusing on testing and development of the cars.
I have an open mind as to whether or not I will compete again in the future, in some other form of motorsport, so I am definitely not hanging up my helmet!
My decision to retire was taken earlier in the year and is based on a desire to stop while I am still competitive and enjoying the immense challenge that Grand Prix driving represents. I also have the desire to look for new challenges within the sport.
The decision to make this announcement at the British GP should be an obvious one for all to understand, as I have achieved two of my thirteen F1 victories at Silverstone and I am a member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, which hosts this event.
I am proud of my work at Red Bull Racing and will continue to race with the same focus until the last lap in Brazil. Thereafter I will continue to help the team to develop and move towards their ultimate goal of winning races.”