Coulthard has Ferrari in his sights

World championship leader David Coulthard believes his McLaren team can attack reigning champions Ferrari in this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, according to this week's AUTOSPORT magazine

Coulthard has Ferrari in his sights

The Scot, who won a topsy-turvy season opener in Melbourne, says that the Sepang circuit will be more suited to his McLaren MP4-17D than the Albert Park track.

"After Australia we've got something to build on," he said. "And in Malaysia we should be able to spread our wings a little bit. Although Albert Park is a strange track, it doesn't mean bad cars go well there. I just never felt I hit on a set-up that allowed me to attack the track.

"Even when I was finishing the race, all I was thinking was 'Let's just not make any mistakes and get to the finish.' I never, at any point, felt comfortable with the car, so I had to apply a bit of common sense to bring the car home. That's why I am hoping I can get really stuck into it in Malaysia."

For the full story, and why Coulthard's team boss Ron Dennis surprisingly doesn't share his optimism for Sepang, read this week's AUTOSPORT magazine, on sale now.

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