'I'm not nice!' -Coulthard

David Coulthard hopes that his spectacular move on Rubens Barrichello in the British Grand Prix will put a stop to suggestions that he is not tough enough

'I'm not nice!' -Coulthard

The Scot took the lead of the race by swooping around the outside of Barrichello into Stowe.

'He made a small mistake coming out of the last part of Becketts and I got an excellent tow,' Coulthard explained.

'I remembered Mansell's move on Piquet a few years ago and thought 'okay, I'll try that.''

Nigel Mansell won the 1987 British race by passing his team-mate Nelson Piquet with a very similar move into the same corner. Both Coulthard and Mansell moved one way first to fool their Brazilian rivals into taking a defensive line, then switched position and passed their bewildered competitors. Piquet went on to defeat Mansell in that season's title battle.

Coulthard has often been criticised for allegedly poor racecraft, spending most of the San Marino Grand Prix stuck behind Barrichello and getting involved in several incidents in past races. It has been suggested that the Scot is simply not decisive enough in wheel-to-wheel situations, and that he should toughen up his 'nice guy' image.

'Hopefully that will stop all the talk about me being too 'nice' to go racing,' he said. 'I'm not nice. I want to win.'

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