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Last Updated: Sunday, 24 October, 2004, 19:01 GMT 20:01 UK
Coulthard endures tough goodbye
David Coulthard
The experienced Coulthard is still looking for a drive in 2005
A disappointed David Coulthard bade farewell to McLaren after enduring a frustrating Brazilian Grand Prix, his last race for the team.

The 33-year-old Scot has appeared in 150 races for McLaren, winning 12. But at Interlagos on Sunday the best he could manage was an 11th place finish.

"It's a disappointing outcome," said Coulthard. "Not the best note to go out on. Not very good at all.

"It is an emotional moment to say goodbye after all this time."

Coulthard joined McLaren in 1996 but has since been eclipsed by Finn Kimi Raikkonen.

And Brazilian winner Juan Pablo Montoya takes over Coulthard's drive for the British-based team next season.

"I want the thank everyone both at the track and back at the base for all their hard work during the past nine years," added Coulthard.

McLaren team principal Ron Dennis added: "David has done a tremendous job and his efforts are appreciated."

Coulthard wants to stay in Formula One and is a possible candidate to fill Montoya's vacant seat at Williams.




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