Recently retired F1 driver David Coulthard has officially been announced as a member of the BBC’s broadcast team for 2009.
Eddie Jordan was also revealed as part of a group which includes Jake Humphrey, Jonathan Legard, Martin Brundle, Ted Kravitz and Lee McKenzie.
It could well be the beginning of a busy year for the Scot, who became a father Friday when fiancee Karen Minier gave birth to a boy.
DC may find himself called into action in his consulting role with Red Bull, now that Mark Webber has been ruled out until at least Melbourne following his bike accident.
With the bulk of the work falling on the shoulders of Coulthard’s young replacement, Sebastian Vettel, Coulthard’s experience may be needed more than might have been expected heading into the winter testing season.
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