David Coulthard reveals why he turned down the chance to join the new Top Gear 3 years ago

David Coulthard reveals why he turned down the chance to join the new Top Gear

David Coulthard has revealed why he rejected the chance to become part of the all-new Top Gear.

The former Formula One driver was set to join the new line-up of presenters for the BBC show, but opted to turn it down when Channel 4 asked him to front their F1 coverage.

Speaking to Alan Carr, Coulthard said: "I was being lined up for it because Formula One used to be on the BBC, before Channel 4 pulled a blinder.

"I love Formula One. I love car racing so I just couldn't not be part of this new opportunity."

Coulthard will work alongside the likes of presenter Steve Jones and fellow ex-F1 driver Mark Webber on the new show.