David Coulthard is flying out to North America in advance of the Canadian Grand Prix to visit a NASCAR race – but the mere suggestion of a career change is being heavily frowned upon by his team.
Coulthard is to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Dover International Speedway in five days’ time as a guest of the Red Bull team and will shoot a promotional film in the process.
But don’t get any idea that he’s being assisted into alternative employment after binning his car at Monaco, because that would be completely wrong.
We know this because the Red Bull press release on the subject reputedly reads as follows:
“Please note that David is visiting this event solely to shoot a film for Red Bull and we would appreciate it if you did not start a load of silly rumours about him switching from F1 to NASCAR in 2009.”
There! That told all of us, didn’t it.
And, come to think of it, when you’re looking for a new job your existing employer doesn’t usually pay for the plane ticket…