This weekend the focus in Brazil will all be on Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa and their fight for the world championship. And that will be just perfect for David Coulthard, who is hoping that his last weekend as an active Formula One driver will pass with the minimum of fuss.
Drivers come and go, but Coulthard will certainly be missed. Few of his contemporaries share his sense of humour or talent for coming up with a witty line, fewer still have conducted their career with such dignity and all round good manners. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone in the paddock with a bad word to say about him.
Having recognised that the time was right to stop, DC is heading into retirement in typical style, on his terms and with plenty of things already in place to keep him busy in the coming years.