The one-man quote machine that is David Coulthard has been taking advantage of the run-in to Silverstone by demonstrating again why a media career could beckon once he retires.
In an interview with The Times he held forth on team strategy, the changing nature of race tracks and his fellow drivers. Here are some of the highlights:
On being hit by Timo Glock during practice:
“I went stalking off down to their garage ready for a spot of finger pointing, but as soon as he saw me he just started apologising. Took the wind right out of my sails. And I was going to finish by telling him Germany had been really lucky against Turkey, too.”
On young F1 drivers who are so busy looking ahead that they don’t spot who’s beside or behind them:
“We can all learn from our mistakes, I suppose, but with some of them it’s going to be bloody expensive until they do.”
On using the proceeds of the sale of his Monte Carlo hotel to buy Toro Rosso:
“Buying it wouldn’t be the scary thing but finding £100m a year to run it definitely would. I’m in the middle of a GP season and I have some clear plans but that’s not one of them at the moment – you can’t go straight from primary school to university, and to presume I could go straight from driving an F1 car would be arrogant.”