Coulthard Philosophical after Barrichello Crash

Scot David Coulthard said no one was to blame for the incident that put both him and Ferrari rival Rubens Barrichello out of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Coulthard Philosophical after Barrichello Crash

Scot David Coulthard said no one was to blame for the incident that put both him and Ferrari rival Rubens Barrichello out of the Japanese Grand Prix.

The pair collided on lap 38 when battling for fifth place as Barrichello, winner of the last two races, tried to move ahead of Coulthard. Barrichello's hopes of a hat-trick ended when he collided with the McLaren before the chicane, forcing both cars off the track.

Coulthard said it had been a racing incident and said there was no one to blame.

"It goes without saying that I'm really disappointed with the end to my Japanese Grand Prix," said Coulthard. "We were looking to score points but unfortunately on lap 38 I had a coming together with Rubens at the Chicane whilst he was trying to pass me.

"I don't think anybody is to blame; it's just one of those things which happen when you are battling for positions. The incident broke the front right hand suspension and that was it, but it was a good race until then. It was a shame for things to end this way, it would have been nice to have scored five points or even more."

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