David Coulthard announces retirement
Former F1 driver and current Mercedes DTM driver David Coulthard has announced his retirement from racing.
“This weekend will be my final race at this level. Now I’m going to concentrate on developing my off-track businesses and, of course, spending more time with my family,” said Coulthard.
This weekend’s DTM finale at Hockenheim will be the Scot’s last race, driving for Mercedes.
“I want to thank Norbert Haug and Mercedes Motorsport for providing me with this opportunity and the sponsors for allowing the Wings for Life Foundation to have space on the car, which has helped raise awareness and funding for research into spinal cord injuries,” said Coulthard.
Coulthard made his Formula One debut in 1994 for Williams and continued in the championship until 2008. The Scot joined Mercedes in DTM for the 2010 season.
“David is our first F1 winner of the modern era and that victory on 9th March 1997 in Melbourne ensures his place in our motorsport history. David drove successfully for us and our partner McLaren during nine Formula 1 seasons, and still today he is one of the most popular racing drivers in the world,” said Norbert Haug, Vice President of Mercedes Motorsport.