Coulthard likely to retain Red Bull seat

(GMM) Red Bull's F1 principal has dropped a whopping hint that David Coulthard will still lead the driver lineup next year.

Christian Horner, who honorably leapt into the Monaco motor home swimming pool wearing nothing but a Superman-cape following DC's Monaco podium, told the Telegraph: ''Why should he stop?

''While he's motivated and performing, he still has a lot to offer.

''David is a class driver and a great team player.''

It is a big blow to 23-year-old Christian Klien, Coulthard's current teammate who debuted for Jaguar in 2004 on the back of his energy drink sponsor's bucks.

Horner's hints about 2007, however, will be nothing more than that until Red Bull Racing make their formal decision later this summer.

But, returning to the Coulthard theme, the Briton insisted: ''As I say, if it's not broken, don't fix it.''

35-year-old Coulthard added: ''It is quite clear what my intention is and in a matter of course there will be an announcement.''

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