Brazilian GP: Coulthard’s off

It was a shame that DC finished his last ever F1 race as disastrously as he did on Sunday – going out on the first corner – but it kind of summed up his career. He always had a lot of promise, but never really delivered.

He’s certainly had his ups and downs during the fourteen years that he’s been racing F1 cars, starting out with Williams, moving on to McLaren and then finishing out his tenure with Red Bull. He’s had a fairly dodgy final season, most notably turning in on a few drivers all year, including his good mate Jenson Button (talking of Jenson, does anyone have footage of him torching his car on Sunday after the race? Post a link below if so).

Saying all that, his unorthodox attitude has always been good to have around, and he’s often managed to make things at least amusing. He’ll certainly be missed, but word on the grapevine is that we haven’t seen the last of DC on out TV screens…

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I always felt DC never had the ‘killer instinct’ to be a champion. He always seemed too nice! Shame really.

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Congradulations to DC for a great career. World championship or not, he had some great wins. Monaco twice, for example.

I can’t wait to see Mark Webber go, personally. :P If he hadn’t balked Lewis’s last flying lap in qualifying in Monaco in ’07, Hami would have won Monaco on his first try!

Webber is the driver guiltiest of holding up other drivers, second only to the “Trulli Train!”

But then again, F1 needs its mediocre drivers to make the stars shine even brighter! It’s just good business!

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nice career DC, shame about brazil and no championships……… but you did have the problem of the least streamlined jaw on the F1 grid!

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He’s old already.
When you getting older, your Bravery level will decrease slowly.
F1 is a sport that need brave heart instead of skill.

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he was a good driver, it was a shame he didn’t become champion, and his last podium at monaco was excellent.

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At Sepang man

Lol if you watched any of Davids races recently I think you would agree that he only got braver with age!Some crazy moves this season!

It was sad to see him go like that.One of the sturdiest drivers in Formula One,McLaren and Hakkinen were both only that successful due to Coulthards unerring responsibility and reliability.Always the team player,if either Alonso or Hamilton played the Coulthard role last season,McLaren would’ve won the title without doubt.If Raikkonen played the Coulthard role this season,Massa would be champion…And I’m pretty sure most McLaren fans hold David in very high regard.

Farewell David.Congratulations on a wonderful career,and thank you for the entertainment.

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Well if this is anything to go by http://uk.youtube.com/wat ch?v=Zv73fN8eJTU&feature= related

next year on the beeb will be hilarious

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That proves Dont drink and Drive!

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DC is cool and an awesome driver. He will flat out tell you what he thinks!

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He was an alright driver, who blew his chances on greatness. For the last number of years he was driving in the support teams, he should have retired a long time ago, This is not to say I do not like him, I do, although he does do some whining, Sad to see his last race go so badly ( not his fault I know). Apart from the wee man, lewis, is there any other great British F1 drivers? I mean Jensen is just a waste of money and time, why he is in F1 ?

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Tisme i agree with you,though I believe your comment and my agreement will get us both lynched!!

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its a shame that Coulthard went off on his last race. i do feel sorry for him.

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Hammond hamster or teeth whatever you like hamster rules

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David never won a championship,I think following orders was the cause of that and I think McClaren owe him a debt of gratitude for towing the line.He proved he cold win races and perhaps that’s why McClaren took him on before some-one else did and upset their blue eyed boy’s (Mika’s) chances.
One way in which he was always way out in front was with the girls,who knows may be that’s the way he wanted it.

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DC the best driver other than Stirling not to be Champ??? No chance! Surely the greatest non-champ ( Moss included ) just HAS to be Gilles Villeneuve. In my opinion the Canadian genius was greater than most of those who did win the title.

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I found that DC is one of best driver which i rank and like heartily

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