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Coulthard to honour McRae in Japan 26 Sep 2007

L-R: F1 Racing team Scotland David Coulthard (GBR) and Colin McRae (GBR). Race of Champions, Stade de France, Paris, France, 16 December 2006. © ROC The helmet of David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing RB3 in a new paint scheme for the memory of Colin Mcrae
Formula One World Championship, Rd15, Japanese Grand Prix, Preparations, Fuji Speedway, Fuji, Japan, Thursday, 27 September 2007

Red Bull’s David Coulthard will pay tribute to his friend and countryman Colin McRae at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. Coulthard plans to wear a helmet in the colours of the late world rally champion, who was killed in a helicopter crash earlier this month.

“I will race with a helmet painted in Colin McRae's colours at the Japanese Grand Prix,” explained the Scot in his column for British broadcaster ITV. “I'm also hoping to get the other drivers to sign it and give it to the McRae family as a show of respect from Formula One. I know that there was a high regard for his driving skill among us. He was such an understated yet fantastically talented individual.”

McRae won the world rally title in 1995 for Subaru and finished runner-up on three other occasions. His son and two friends also died in the accident.