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David Coulthard

Birth Date: 27 March 1971 Home Town: Twynholm, Scotland
Nationality: British Web: www.davidcoulthard.co.uk

David Coulthard took 13 grand prix wins in a glittering Formula 1 career. He finished in the F1 world championship top three no less than five times in well over a decade in the top flight.

He made his F1 debut in unfortunate circumstances, coming in as a replacement for Williams following the death of Ayrton Senna. In 1996 he switched to McLaren, where he stayed for the best part of a decade in the company of the likes of Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen.

Coulthard finished off his Formula 1 career at Red Bull, helping build the team up. He took an unlikely podium at the Monaco Grand Prix, a race he has twice won. In 2010 he made a comeback to race in the DTM for Mercedes, continuing for three seasons until his retirement from full-time competition at the end of 2012. He will now focus on his business interests including his F1 commentary for the BBC.

The Scotsman is always one of the most popular participants at the Race Of Champions. His best moment came at Wembley in 2008, just months after he quit F1, when he reached the final. He lost out to Sébastien Loeb in a tense deciding race.

Career Highlights

  • 13 F1 Grand Prix wins
  • 61 F1 Grand Prix podium finishes
  • 12 F1 pole positions
  • 18 F1 fastest laps
  • Highest scoring British driver in F1 history

Other Achievements

2010-2012: Three seasons for Mercedes in the DTM

2001: Runner-up in F1 World Championship

2000: 3rd in F1 World Championship

1998: 3rd in F1 World Championship

1997: 3rd in F1 World Championship

1995: 3rd in F1 World Championship in first full F1 season

1993: 3rd in F3000 Championship, Le Mans 24 Hours Winner - GT class

1991: Runner-up in British F3, Winner of Marlboro Masters and Macau GP

1989: Dunlop/Autosport FF1600 Champion

1988: Scottish Open Kart Champion

1986-87: Scottish Open Kart Champion & British Super 1 Kart Champion

1983-85: Scottish Junior Kart Champion

ROC Highlights

  • Years contested: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012

2012: Race Of Champions semi-finalist

2008: Runner-up in the Race Of Champions to Sébastien Loeb


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