BRITISH Formula One driver David Coulthard certainly won’t be driving a banger when he lines up for this weekend’s European Grand Prix.
But he could well be eating one or two thanks to a Huddersfield butcher.
There’s a good chance the beefy Scot will be spotted tucking in to a Cumberland ring at the Nurburgring, in Germany, courtesy of Thorncliffe Farm Shop.
The Emley outlet has provided a whopping 1,800 sausages and 60kg of best back bacon for Coulthard’s Red Bull team after a request for a hearty British breakfast.
Butcher Tony Haigh said: “A friend of mine works as an HGV driver with Red Bull and he came to us for a quote after one of the team said they wanted a proper breakfast.
“It’s a British team and they wanted a British breakfast.
“We were more than happy to oblige.”
The team, whose other driver is Australian Mark Webber, are in Germany for three days of pre-race fine tuning as well as race day itself on Sunday.
So far Coulthard has been overshadowed by wonderkid Lewis Hamilton.
The debutant is heading the Drivers’ Championship after a sensational start to his Formula One career.
But a good performance in Germany could make Coulthard the “pork” of the town.
And, if the race ‘meating’ goes to plan, Mr Haigh said he hoped the partnership with Red Bull could be the start of something big – or should that be pig?
He said: “Hopefully, if they like it then we could provide them with supplies in future.
“It was a massive order for us.”