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Coulthard to retire after DTM

india Updated: Oct 18, 2012 23:35 IST
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Former Formula One driver David Coulthard will retire from motor racing after the final race of the German touring car series DTM’s season at Hockenheim this weekend.

According to reports, the Scot wants to focus on his family as an F1 commentator. The 41-year-old, a winner of 13 F1 Grands Prix, returned to racing with DTM in a Mercedes in 2010.

Over the three seasons, his best result was a fifth place.

However, he will be retained by Mercedes-Benz as a brand ambassador.

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