David Coulthard bowed out of life as a formula one racer near the top of a Scottish sports rich list.

David Coulthard bowed out of life as a formula one racer near the top of a Scottish sports rich list.

After fifteen consecutive seasons on the grand prix grid, the 37-year-old still collected (US) $13 million in 2008, Scotland's Sunday Mail newspaper said.

Earned through both his Red Bull retainer and sponsorship deals, as well as investments like his Monaco hotel, it put Coulthard second on the Scottish high-earners list to the 21-year-old tennis player Andy Murray ($18.2m).

In position three is golfer Colin Montgomerie, with 2008 earnings of $7.4m.

The only other race driver on the list is Dario Franchitti, whose $3.78m was earned before his NASCAR team shut down mid-season.

Chris Hoy, the newly-knighted Olympic cyclist, ranked seventh with his $3m.

 

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