Coulthard doubts that Alonso is a real option for Red Bull 5 August, 2013 David Couthard with Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen are both good options as Red Bull looks to replace the departing Mark Webber for 2014, is the view of former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard, who thinks that reports about Fernando Alonso as yet another option for the world champion team are wide of the mark. “His manager did what any good manager should do – talk with all of the teams,” the Scot, a Red Bull consultant, told the Dutch magazine Formule 1. “Fernando is undoubtedly frustrated that he is not winning as often as someone of his ability would expect. But Ferrari is a top team and they will undoubtedly go back to winning grands prix,” Coulthard added. Much more likely is that Red Bull is simply weighing up between the genuinely available Finn Raikkonen, and the best Red Bull-backed junior, Daniel Ricciardo. Coulthard, a former teammate of the 2007 world champion, said: “With Kimi, you know what you are getting. His track record speaks for itself.” He also thinks that Ricciardo, 23, would be a good choice. “When Sebastian Vettel joined Red Bull,” said Coulthard, “he had won only one race. But there is no doubt that he deserved the chance. “Daniel Ricciardo has also shown that talent. Red Bull also knows him well, and he would represent the brand very well,” he added. “It’s not my decision,” said Coulthard, “but if I had to decide, I would do as anyone would do – look at all the data from all the angles and make a judgement based on the overall picture.” Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsSainz very upset when Red Bull promoted VerstappenWebber thinks Vettel lacks feeling for carMarko: Mr Vettel is one of our most expensive itemsSilly Season: Vettel and Red Bull deny Alonso swapProdromou: It’s fantastic to return to McLarenRed Bull’s da Costa accepts F1 dream is overRed Bull drivers preview Singapore Grand PrixHorner backs team radio clampdown by FIAVettel to get fourth new chassis for SingaporeRed Bull accept damage limitation at Monza Hawk ABU DHABI 2012. All dancing on Lewis’ grave.