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.