Coulthard still motivated for title

Coulthard still motivated for title

David Coulthard is still confident in his ability to win the World Championship, even if the critics make claims to the contrary. Coulthard did not have an easy time at McLaren in 2002 but the Scot is by no means giving up. He believes his track...

David Coulthard is still confident in his ability to win the World Championship, even if the critics make claims to the contrary. Coulthard did not have an easy time at McLaren in 2002 but the Scot is by no means giving up. He believes his track record against current champ Michael Schumacher proves he has what it takes to keep fighting for the title.

David Coulthard.
Photo by Eric Gilbert.
Speaking at the Autosport International show in the UK this weekend, Coulthard said: "I've been open to some criticism and there are those who don't believe I have the ability to win the championship but the only way that will ever change is if I actually do. What's important is that I believe I can and that belief is based on facts."

"Having raced with Michael wheel-to-wheel and overtaken him, having won grands prix and some of them races that could be classed as difficult. After all Monaco isn't a race you win by accident. It's a very challenging circuit and I have been lucky enough to stand on the podium there twice."

Coulthard's motivation is still high and he remains dedicated to committing himself one hundred percent to his goal: "It's not difficult to stay motivated because the goal doesn't change," he stated.

"I can't ever imagine myself not wanting to give 100 per cent effort and anyone that doesn't, doesn't deserve to be there. I realise that this period of my life is going to be for as many years as its going to be. I won't be driving a grand prix car at 60. It's an absolute blast racing a grand prix car, it is the best thing I can imagine."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , David Coulthard , Eric Gilbert
Teams McLaren