Jul.4 (GMM) David Coulthard's fiancee Karen Minier is pregnant, according to the Swiss newspaper Blick. Soon-to-be-retired Coulthard and Minier, a former F1 TV journalist for France's TF1, have been engaged for two years. "He has a beautiful fiancee to look after," friend and rival Jenson Button said at Silverstone on Friday in contemplation of Coulthard's final British grand prix.
-The latest paddock whisper is that Nico Rosberg is on BMW-Sauber's 2009 shopping-list to replace German countryman Nick Heidfeld. Rosberg, however, is under contract to Williams for next year, and his team boss Sir Frank Williams says he would not sell the document even for "50 million dollars".-Amid the argument over costly F1 superlicenses, an FIA spokesperson at Silverstone suggested that the body might instead agree to receiving a flat fee based on 15 per cent of the income of wealthy drivers living in tax exile. "What's the license got to do with where we live?" Honda's Jenson Button - who lives in Monaco - scoffed to reporters. Swiss resident Lewis Hamilton declined to comment, but David Coulthard said: "Our lifestyle choice is our choice and I think it's wrong to have a dig at someone else who's having perceived financial success and choosing to live in a country that suits his needs at that time."