DC signs with Red Bull

David Coulthard, French GP 2005

David Coulthard, French GP 2005 

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Red Bull Racing has announced that David Coulthard has extended his contract and will stay with the team in 2006, when he will be driving a Ferrari-powered RB2. Coulthard will probably be joined by Tonio Liuzzi but that decision has yet to be confirmed, although we believe that Liuzzi has a racing contract for next year. The team is also expected to have some kind of a role for America's Scott Speed.

"David has clearly demonstrated that he's still one of the top drivers in F1. He's played a vital part in Red Bull Racing's on track credibility so far this season. It was therefore a very easy and natural decision to extend our agreement for 2006 and retain him as our lead driver," the team said in a statement.

"The potential of the team is obvious and it made perfect sense to continue our partnership," said Coulthard. "Since I started with the team last December, the progress made has been remarkable. I'm looking forward to contributing to the development of the RB2 with the Ferrari engine and enjoying continued success with Red Bull Racing."

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