Flashback 18 months, to the summer of 2004. David Coulthard is not happy. Okay, he has won 13 Grands Prix and has stood on countless Grand Prix podiums - and he is, of course, a wealthy man. He has a gorgeous girlfriend, too - a Brazilian model, no less, who goes (no, make that sashays) by the exotic name of Simone Abdelnour.
But, on the other hand, he is in the last knockings of his ninth and last season for McLaren-Mercedes, and his F1 future does not look bright. What's more, he knows it.
The September 2004 edition of F1 Racing carries a cover-line that underlines the dilemma David faces. It reads: "Can DC survive in F1? It looks like Jaguar Racing or nothing..."
In the end, it's Jaguar Racing which fails to survive - and DC who bags the number-one drive for the team that Jaguar Racing eventually becomes: Red Bull Racing.