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DC hits out at Patrick Friesacher
Coulthard hit out at backmarker Patrick Friesacher after the Minardi driver nearly ended the Scotsman's race early.
Coulthard was running third early on when he came upon Friesacher, who was well off the pace on his Formula One debut.
Friesacher slowed without warning to allow Coulthard past which nearly took the Red Bull driver out.
Coulthard lost part of his bodywork in the incident and almost a place to Mark Webber before recovering to finish fourth.
He said: "The difficulty with traffic, especially with the inexperienced guys, is that they can hold you up when they should let you by which is the braking areas and then lift in the middle of a fast corner.
"That corner is normally flat out and it's narrow as well. For him to lift there - I didn't expect it.
"I was surprised by that whole scenario and then I nearly ran Mark off the circuit, which was not intentional. I was just so uncertain where I was on the track.
"I've apologised because he had every right to be bloody annoyed because effectively I put him on the grass."
As a voice in the wilderness, let me say 'Forza DC - great race'.
PS the Spa crash happened in the braking zone for Bus Stop and in zero visibility.
The bus stop incident was fisi and one of the minardis
Alonso braked suddenly, Dc didn'texpect it and avoided to the right..... in the gravel trap:hehe:
it was nurburgring. The incident happened on the approach to vedoff (sp?) chicane (the one schmuacher designed)
Anyway the worst culprit of the weekend for getting in the way was JV. He wouldn't yield and let people pass despite him been well down the field under no pressure for his position!
But Alonso (as usual) did. In the closing laps he was under extreme pressure from David Coulthard who had spent the afternoon making up for his poor qualifying. He lost some time during a pit stop when he left a little too early and had to stop the car but otherwise he drove a strong race. In the closing laps we was all over Alonso until lap 57 when Alonso suddenly put on the anchors much earlier than David expected.
"He braked 10 meters earlier than he had on the previous lap," said David. The Scotsman swerved to avoid running into the back of the Renault and lost control, the car bouncing in alarming fashion into a gravel trap. David was not impressed.