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Coulthard to keep his wings at Red Bull 05 Jul 2005

(L to R): Christian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Team Principal and David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing on the grid. 
Formula One World Championship, Rd10, French Grand Prix, Race Day, Magny-Cours, France, 3 July 2005

Red Bull have announced that David Coulthard has agreed to extend his contract and will remain the team's lead driver for 2006.

Coulthard, currently in 10th position in the drivers’ standings, having collected a total of 17 points, made it clear he is more than happy to continue with Red Bull. The Scot said, "Its been a very positive new experience working with Red Bull Racing. The potential of the team is obvious and it made perfect sense to continue our partnership."

Red Bull have alternated their second seat in this year's championship between Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi, but it is the experience of Coulthard that has impressed most in what has been a congenial introduction to Formula One racing for the young team.

Christian Horner, Sporting Director for Red Bull Racing, was obviously pleased to have secured Coulthard’s services for 2006, commenting: "David has clearly demonstrated that he’s still one of the top drivers in F1. He’s played a vital part in Red Bull Racing’s on track credibility so far this season. It was therefore a very easy and natural decision to extend our agreement for 2006 and retain him as our lead driver."

Coulthard, who has scored points in six out of the ten Grand Prix contested thus far this season, will be hoping to build on his two fourth place finishes with Red Bull when Formula One racing returns to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix this coming weekend.