Coulthard said no to being Ferrari no.2

Stephan Heublein

David Coulthard has revealed he said no to being a Ferrari driver.

Weighing in on the teammate histrionics at his former team Red Bull, the Scot said he believes the Milton Keynes based outfit treats its drivers as "an equal partnership".

He said the other option is "the Ferrari/Schumacher route, with one driver openly backed over the other".

"I once turned down the chance of a move to Ferrari as I would not accept being a signed-up number two to Michael," Coulthard, 39, revealed in his latest column for the Daily Telegraph.

He acknowledged that the Schumacher method is "the most effective" in terms of winning championships, "but morally dubious".