Speculation is rife in the German press that David Coulthard is coming out of retirement to race a Mercedes-Benz in the DTM touring car series.

The 38-year-old 13-time GP winner contested his last Grand Prix at the end of the 2008 season, having spent nine years with works Mercedes power at McLaren between 1996 and 2004.

Reports claim Coulthard expressed an interest in switching to DTM during his visit to the Hockenheim round recently.

"The cars are difficult to drive, but they are great. They look great as well," he said, having recently said he missed the excitement of racing and was considering returning to competition.

"I wanted to take a year off to see if I missed racing and to see if there were any options outside of F1."

DTM chief Hans Werner Aufrecht said, "I would like to see Coulthard in a DTM car."

Will we see another F1 grandee in the DTM, following in the footsteps of Bernd Schneider, Mika Hakkinen, Jean Alesi, Ralf Schumacher and Frentzen?

[Image from the Daily Telegraph]

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