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Coulthard tipped for F1 race commentator role

David Coulthard and the BBC are not confirming reports the former McLaren and Red Bull driver is set to become a full-time television commentator in 2011.

It has been rumoured that the 39-year-old Scot, who for the past two seasons was a trackside pundit for the BBC’s live coverage along with Eddie Jordan, will replace race commentator Martin Brundle’s current sidekick Jonathan Legard.

The popular Brundle, formerly Coulthard’s manager and also an ex F1 driver, is believed to have pushed for the appointment of the veteran of almost 250 grands prix.

Coulthard told the Sun newspaper: “I’ve had talks about what I could be doing within the show.  They are finalising things.”

A BBC spokesman added: “We’re still looking at our lineup.”
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