Coulthard sour about lost victory

Coulthard sour about lost victory

McLaren's David Coulthard was not best pleased about the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix, believing he was most deserving of the victory. Coulthard had been leading the race but went in for a pit stop, leaving team mate Kimi Raikkonen in the ...

McLaren's David Coulthard was not best pleased about the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix, believing he was most deserving of the victory. Coulthard had been leading the race but went in for a pit stop, leaving team mate Kimi Raikkonen in the lead. The Finn was overtaken by Jordan's Giancarlo Fisichella but the race was red flagged due to a big accident involving Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber.

David Coulthard.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.
Raikkonen was awarded the victory due to the red flag situation but Coulthard believes he would have won if the race hadn't been stopped: "I am really pissed off," he said. "I am going away from here without a grand prix win that I worked hard for. I believe I have more claim on that victory than other people."

"I'd done my final stop of the race and I know the three guys in front of me all had to come in again if the race had not been stopped. But the record books will show that I finished fourth and that I am 11 points down in the championship."

If the Scot had delayed that pit stop by one lap, he would have been leading when the red flag came out. Both Webber and Alonso emerged virtually unscathed from their crashes although Alonso sustained slight injury to his leg. Raikkonen now leads the Driver's championship eleven points ahead of Coulthard.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Mark Webber , David Coulthard , Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso
Teams McLaren , Jordan