Lauda: Give DC Red Bull drive

Former F1 world champion Niki Lauda says David Coulthard would be the obvious driver to lead the new Red Bull Racing team in 2005

Lauda: Give DC Red Bull drive

Dietrich Mateschitz's energy drinks company completed the sale of Jaguar Racing on Monday but has yet to announce its drivers for the 2005 season. Jaguar's second driver this year, Christian Klien is thought to be high on the list, while team boss Tony Purnell also admitted that outgoing McLaren driver Coulthard would be one of the drivers to be considered.

Former Jaguar boss Lauda believes the Scot's experience makes him the prime candidate to secure a seat.

"They must sign up the right people so the car is successful quickly," he said. "Coulthard's free and would be a good solution because of his experience.

"It is not crucial whether a driver like Christian Klien sits in the cockpit. Mateschitz should give tests to youngsters but pick the fastest."

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