Coulthard eyes return to racing

Spending the entire 2009 season trackside but without a cockpit to occupy has left David Coulthard wanting to extend his career as a racing driver. The 38-year-old Scot was Red Bull's reserve driver for most of this year, but his primary role...

Spending the entire 2009 season trackside but without a cockpit to occupy has left David Coulthard wanting to extend his career as a racing driver.

The 38-year-old Scot was Red Bull's reserve driver for most of this year, but his primary role was as an expert pundit for the British television broadcaster BBC.

"I was fine at the start of the year, but by the end the old competitive juices were bubbling to the surface," Coulthard, a veteran of almost 250 Grands Prix, wrote in a column for the Telegraph.

"At 38, I know I have some racing left in me -- not in Formula One, perhaps, but in other series and challenges," he added while in Beijing ahead of the Race of Champions, to also be contested by the likes of Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Sebastian Vettel