David Coulthard

David Coulthard - 13x Formula 1 grand prix winner

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    Race of Champions

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    ROC Nations Cup

Birth Date: 27 March 1971

Birthplace: Twynholm, Scotland

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 during more than a decade in the top flight.

The Scotsman 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.

He finished off his F1 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, keeping the seat until his 2012 retirement. He now concentrates on his other business and work commitments including his F1 commentary role with the British broadcaster, Channel 4. 

Coulthard stormed to victory in the 2014 Race Of Champions in Barbados to become ‘Champion of Champions’ for the first time before adding a second title in Riyadh last year by defeating Petter Solberg in the final. Prior to that his best ROC moment came in front of his home fans at Wembley Stadium in 2008 when he reached the Grand Final, losing to Sébastien Loeb in a tense deciding race.



13x F1 Grand Prix wins

62x F1 Grand Prix podium finishes

12x F1 pole positions

18x F1 fastest laps



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



Years contested: 2005-2009, 2011, 2012, 2014-2015, 2017-2019 (12)

2014 & ‘18 ROC Champion of Champions

2014 ROC Nations Cup runner-up (Team Scotland with Susie Wolff)

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

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