Red Bull confirms DC test

Red Bull Racing has confirmed that former McLaren driver David Coulthard will join the team for testing at Jerez this week, as revealed by autosport.com last Friday

Red Bull confirms DC test

"Red Bull Racing confirmed today that as part of the continued winter test programme, David Coulthard will join the team in Jerez (Spain) this week driving the 2004 car, the R5," a statement from the team read.

Coulthard is naturally looking forward to a return to the cockpit, the first time since the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix in October.

"I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the team here this week and am really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of an F1 car," the Scot said. "I have spoken to Dietrich Mateschitz, the new team owner, and it has been good to hear the plans for Red Bull Racing's future - it is certainly an exciting new team."

Speaking last week Coulthard was hopeful that he would be able to announce a deal with the new team in the near future.

"Their [RBR's] position is that they are the team that's most likely because of the availability they have and the position they are in," he said. "I can't say today I will drive for Red Bull Racing but maybe in a few days I can say that."

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