Red Bull chief hails Coulthard
Formula One is set to witness a better and more fired-up David Coulthard than ever before this season, claims his new boss at the Red Bull Racing team.

Dietrich Mateschitz, the owner of the Red Bull energy drinks company that bought the former Jaguar outfit at the end of last year, has said he has been nothing less than highly impressed with what he has seen of the former McLaren driver.

"He is a great asset, unbelievable, straight, open, cooperative and he communicates well with the young drivers,"said Mateschitz in an interview with The Guardian on Tuesday. "His testing input has been amazingly detailed, tremendous. And I believe David is motivated like never before.”

With the RBR team being singled as the outfit most likely to cause a big surprise in 2005, Mateschitz is equally enthusiastic about the team's prospects for the year ahead - especially with confirmation that the outfit's Cosworth engine is pumping out around 910bhp heading into the season.

"We should have a new specification engine giving another 25-30 horsepower by the summer,"Mateschitz added. "So we feel quite confident about the prospect.”
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