Coulthard to become a father

David Coulthard has revealed that he is expecting his first child with fiancée Karen Minier. The 37-year old F1 driver has confirmed that the baby will be a boy and he is due just after the 2008 season has ended.

It will be Coulthard s first child, although Minier has a 10-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Coulthard has said that impending fatherhood was not the driving force behind his decision to quit the sport.

“I am really excited about the baby,” Coulthard explained to the British newspaper The Sun. “It s not a new experience for Karen but it will be for me. The baby is due after the end of the season so things have worked out perfectly.”

Minier was formerly a Formula One reporter for Belgian TV. The pair started dating in 2005 and got engaged a year later.