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hughesy81

'Crazy Dave Coulthard'

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Where did the idea for the Crazy Dave Couthard item come from? I have a feeling (although probably wrong) that it was because when a load of drivers turned in to the pits at the US GP a few years ago Couthard asked his team if he could stay out.... is this true?

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Dave

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The truth is a little less specific than that. When Coulthard went to Red Bull after years at McLaren he made a concerted effort to show that he was throwing off the corporate shackles and embracing the laid back, anything goes attitude that Mateschitz's team pedalled at the time. He did this by a) being more outspoken in interviews and b) growing a beard. The whole Crazy Dave character was inspired by this (unconvincing) attempt to be cool.

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