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Coulthard to vacate Red Bull seat?

Coulthard to vacate Red Bull seat?
Tue 02 Sep, 09:02 AM

Retiring Grand Prix veteran David Coulthard may relinquish his seat at Red Bull Racing before the end of the season, according to the latest whisper in Formula One circles.

The rumour coincides with Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso's confirmation on Tuesday that Sebastien Buemi and Takuma Sato will be tested later this month in view of replacing Sebastian Vettel in 2009.

According to the Coulthard rumour, the 37-year-old Scot would hand over to Vettel after Monza, thereby creating an early vacancy alongside Sebastien Bourdais at Toro Rosso.

The Ferrari-powered team would then be free to trial teenager Buemi, Super Aguri refugee Sato, or any other 2009 candidates - perhaps Bruno Senna - at the final four races of the season.

In terms of the current constructors' championship, however, the rumour makes little sense.

STR's Vettel was the star of the recent Valencia race, collecting three points for sixth place, but the team sits just ninth out of the ten teams - three and six points respectively behind Honda and Williams. Red Bull Renault meanwhile is a relatively comfortable sixth in the standings.
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I can't for the live of me seeing DC step aside for Sato. A potential raising star, that's different matter.

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Hmmm.. Sato to Red Bull. And Red Bull will replace Renault Engines with Honda's Engine+KERBS package ?

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