The Australian Grand Prix Corporation podcast In the Fast Lane has released its fourth episode with special guest, two-time Australian Grand Prix winner and winner of 13 Formula 1® Grands Prix overall, David Coulthard.
Coulthard joined In the Fast Lane co-hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to discuss the first few races of the Formula 1® season ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix, while also looking further ahead to the three races recently added to the 2020 Formula 1® calendar in Germany, Portugal and Italy.
Coulthard also covers topics including Fernando Alonso’s move to Renault in 2021, that Racing Point are more likely to win a Grand Prix this year than Ferrari and that Racing Point should stick with Sergio Perez if they sign four-time World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, for the 2021 season as has been widely speculated.
Speaking about Daniel Ricciardo’s move to McLaren for the 2021 season, Coulthard says he has got the experience that he needs from Renault and will take the McLaren team to a whole new level.
“I think Daniel is in a happy place…what I think the Renault experience has done, is just that, it has given him more experience, he has more life experience now, which will be a strong asset when he eventually gets a winning car again,” Coulthard said.
“McLaren are on the up and I think in many ways Daniel will be a catalyst for the next phase of the journey. He just lights up a room and he brings an energy and has commitment behind the steering wheel, he is one of the best racers out there…he’ll just scoop them up and take them to the next level.”