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Coulthard positive about F1 future

May 20, 2004 14:57 IST

McLaren's David Coulthard says his Formula One future still looks bright despite being unable to say who he will drive for next season.

"I am very positive but I can't tell you," the Scot told a news conference on Wednesday at the Monaco Grand Prix when pressed about his plans.

"Things are looking very good," he added.

Coulthard is looking for a drive after McLaren signed Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya from Williams for 2005. The team are sure to retain Finland's Kimi Raikkonen, the world championship runner up in 2003.

The 33-year-old, who has won more races (13) than any other active driver apart from world champion Michael Schumacher, refused to be drawn on the latest media speculation linking him to Jaguar.

"Announcements are announcements and until that time what am I going to say?," he asked.

"People continue to speculate about all the drivers that are up for contract renewal or potential to move away but that is all it is until there is an official announcement.

"The first priority is making sure I am on the grid here this weekend and making sure I do the best job I can," added the two-times Monaco winner.

McLaren are suffering their worst start to a season in 23 years with just five points from five races. Under the old scoring system they would have just one.

Asked whether he was still interested in racing next season, Coulthard replied wryly: "It's not a very original answer but I would like to race this year."

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