David Coulthard has revealed that he once got into a heated argument with Nico Rosberg in front of Max Verstappen in a French airport.
After retiring from the sport in 2008, and having his last race scuppered by Rosberg in Brazil, Coulthard claims to have felt ‘aggrieved’ for a while as the German failed to own his part in the incident.
“I think Charles Leclerc, Carlos Sainz was going from Dubai to Madrid, Max, myself and I forget who else, but it was a group of us all flying back after the race,” he told the Formula For Success podcast.
“And we get to Nice and as we’re just waiting for our baggage, Nico said to me, ‘Hey DC, by the way, remember, everything we’ve discussed is off the record’. And it touched a nerve.
“He obviously thought that as a current driver, I was some kind of tabloid journalist and I was sneaking away all these stories we’ve been sharing.
“Anyway, it touched a nerve and my neck changed colour and I flipped my chips is the expression we would have and Max was recalling the fact that everyone just stood there in silence as I go off on one at Nico, and he’s going, ‘Well, I don’t understand’ and I’m like, ‘Well that’s the problem Nico, you don’t understand!'”
After the clash, the two talked things over and now have a better relationship, according to the Scotsman.
Coulthard even revealed that he allowed Rosberg to use his Mercedes 280 SL at his wedding in 2014, as well as some kilts for a wedding that he had to go to.
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