Coulthard apologises for Indian flag incident

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Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard had to apologise for an incident with the Indian flag during a Red Bull event on Sunday.

The Scot drove one of Red Bull's old Formula 1 cars as part an the Red Bull Show Run 2015 India in Hyderabad.

During the event, Coulthard dropped an Indian flag on the ground while he was trying to put it inside a car.

The 13-time grand prix winner offered an apology for the incident afterwards.

"I must apologise for dropping the flag," said Coulthard.

"From my point of view we don't have this tradition or rule in our country. So, I would never disrespect the country and I would never disrespect the flag.

"So, I hope you understand that I can only act as to what is normal for me and according to the rules in my country.

"I am really sorry, I cannot know the rules of every country so apologies to your nation.

"I have tremendous respect for India and respect for the flag and the people."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard
Teams Red Bull Racing
Article type Breaking news