David Coulthard meets RichardsF1.com RichardsF1.com meets Martin Brundle

Despite the fact that the duo are now working for rival TV networks in their respective commentary roles, former Grand Prix drivers Martin Brundle and David Coulthard both strode the GP@23 Party red carpet together, and spoke exclusively to RichardsF1.com…

Coulthard remains with the BBC after his maiden season in the commentary booth, although the station’s viewers will only be seeing half of the year’s races live under the terms of their new shared arrangement with SKY F1.

Nonetheless, ‘DC’ is raring to go ahead of the upcoming season.

“I think we’re going to see some fantastic racing this year,” he told RichardsF1.com.

“It would be terrible to have one team dominating [again],” he added. “It would be great to see two or three teams seriously battling it out this year.

“We have an unprecedented six World Champions on the grid, and a whole bunch of emerging talent on the grid. I just want to see the ‘winning love’ being spread across the field.”

Coulthard will be juggling his commentary box duties alongside another full-time season of DTM competition with Mercedes-Benz.

“I’m going into my third season and I’m starting to get a feel for the whole thing,” he added.

For Martin Brundle, his year brings about a host of new changes, not least of which being a highly-publicised move to front SKY’s F1 production, where he will share the commentary duties with David Croft.

“I’m really thrilled to be working with the team at SKY,” he told us. “There’s so much energy, creativity and resources, I’m really happy.

“We’re going to have fourteen hours of live television this weekend, which is a completely new thing for me.

“This is my twenty-ninth year in Formula 1 and my sixteenth as a commentator,” he added. “This change and the new motivation it brings is just what I needed.

“Couple with that, the racing looks like it’s going to be closer than last year, and we could see a very unpredictable race here this weekend.”

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.