David Coulthard has revealed that his duties for Red Bull this season will include assisting with the company's young driver programme.
After announcing his retirement from the cockpit last year, Coulthard said he would remain with Red Bull as an advisor and would occasionally test the car, but at the Autosport International Show today he said he would also have a key role in nurturing future stars and ensuring Red Bull backs the right drivers.
"I will be doing a number of things for the team," said Coulthard on the Autosport Central Stage.
"Essentially using my experience as a driver to help with the young driver programme, to test the Formula One car as and when that might be necessary if the race drivers are not available - there's probably not going to be much of that, if any, now that the testing regulations have been changed.
"As Red Bull is such a big investor in motorsport, not just F1 but across the board, my desire is to make sure they get value for what they invest because they're very important to motorsport. To make sure that they stay involved in motorsport for many years they have to get good value for their spend."
Red Bull has one of the largest young driver support programmes in motor racing, and current Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel and new Toro Rosso signing Sebastien Buemi are among the graduates from its scheme.
The drinks giant also funds drivers at all levels from junior single-seater categories to GP2 and the revived Formula Two series.
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