''Beating your team-mate is part of it''
David Coulthard, who has scored four points this season for the improving Red Bull team, this week said he was enjoying his driving as much as ever and felt as fast as at any time as in his career.
"It will end at some point,
but in the meantime I'm driving every bit as well as Lewis Hamilton - I just don't have the car to show it," he told the BBC. "I know I can do something remarkable, although it may not be obvious."
Coulthard has raced in 218 Grand Prix and was the triumphant driver the last time a McLaren car won the French Grand Prix, in 2000.
"Winning then was remarkable because it was a challenge, it was difficult. I still get those remarkable results, it's just that they are not in the public eye.
But I am getting more out of the equipment than it should deliver on certain occasions, like finishing third last year in Monaco."
"And beating your team-mate is part of it. Mark Webber is hailed as one of the quickest guys in qualifying, but up against him I do a very good job. I do this job because I love it - it's not about money - and I do a good job. I give value for money."