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David Coulthard

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David Coulthard

Scottish former Formula One racing driver add

Category: Auto racing

Born in 1971.

Countries: United Kingdom (34%), (11%), Germany (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Red Bull Racing, Formula One, McLaren

Linked to: McLaren, Red Bull Racing, Scuderia Ferrari, Cosworth

 

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David Coulthard was born in 1971 add something


1985

It was there that he won the Cumbria Kart Racing Club championship in 1985, a year after Allan McNish add something


1990

A broken leg at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps put an end to his 1990 racing season, although by the end of that year he was testing for McLaren add something


1991

Paul Stewart (racing driver) - During the period, he was a teammate of Marco Apicella in 1991, David Coulthard in 1992 and Gil de Ferran in 1993


1993

In 1993, Coulthard became test driver for the world champion Formula One team Williams-Renault add something


1994

Damon Hill - The Williams team were reigning constructors' champions, having beaten Benetton in 1994, and with young David Coulthard, who was embarking on his first full season in Formula One, as team-mate, Hill was the clear number one driver


1995

Coulthard had intended to race for McLaren in 1995 but, on 14 December 1994, the FIA Contract Recognition Board ruled that "Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd. is the team entitled to the services of Mr. David Coulthard for the 1995 FIA Formula One World Championship season add something

 

Michael Schumacher - In 1995, Schumacher and Williams driver David Coulthard were disqualified for fuel irregularities, after a switch to Renault engines and Elf oils

 

Portuguese Grand Prix - The Esses corner before the Parabolica was made into a 3 corner sequence; the race was won by Williams driver Damon Hill, and 1995 saw a huge accident at the start involving Ukyo Katayama in a Tyrrell; the race was won by David Coulthard


1996

During the 1996 season McLaren cars finished on the podium only five times, as the Mercedes-powered cars were simply not fast enough add something

 

Jean Alesi - In suspension failure with ten laps left prevented him from taking victory at Monaco , while in 1997 he led the Italian Grand Prix from pole before relinquishing the lead to David Coulthard courtesy of a slow pit stop in the middle stages of the race


1997

Scuderia Ferrari - For 1997, the increased reliability of the previous year's development, the F310B, led to some very strong performances when faster cars, notably the McLaren Mercedes of David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen, retired


1998

In 1998, McLaren cars won nine of the races, but it was Häkkinen who won eight of those and who took that year's title add something

 

San Marino Grand Prix - That year and the next saw Damon Hill win, and 1998 saw Briton David Coulthard take a marginal victory while his Mercedes engine was failing


1999

In 1999, Coulthard finished the season in fourth place, with two wins among his six podium finishes add something

 

Tomas Scheckter - In 1999, Scheckter won the Formula Opel Euroseries championship with a record eight victories and eight poles, and in the process broke all the winning records previously set by Mika Häkkinen, Rubens Barrichello, and David Coulthard


2000

In 2000, he was involved in a tight battle for the drivers' championship with Schumacher and Häkkinen, but eventually fell out of contention into a third place finish add something

 

On 2 May 2000, while he was leasing the Learjet of friend David Murray, the aeroplane developed engine trouble en route to Côte d'Azur International Airport in Nice , and crashed while attempting an emergency landing at Lyon-Satolas Airport, France add something


2001

His best Drivers' Championship finish was second in 2001 add something

 

In 2001, he finished the year in second place, but with barely half the points tallied by runaway winner Schumacher add something


2002

Kimi Raikkonen - Although McLaren suffered many engine failures in 2002, Räikkönen scored 24 points and four podiums, and held his own against teammate David Coulthard


2003

In 2003 the FIA introduced the single-lap qualifying format add something

 

Jenson Button - Button was the first British driver to win since David Coulthard in March 2003, and the first English driver to win since Johnny Herbert won the 1999 European Grand Prix


2004

A poor tenth place finish in the final 2004 standings had not helped Coulthard's cause for 2005 either add something


2005

Coulthard was involved in a four-year relationship with Brazilian model Simone Abdelnour, before ending the relationship in 2005 add something

 

Coulthard's contract at Red Bull Racing was extended prior to the 2005 British Grand Prix, prolonging his Formula One career to at least the end of 2006 add something

 

With the announcement that Juan Pablo Montoya was to join McLaren in 2005 alongside Räikkönen, 2004 was to be Coulthard's last year with the team add something

 

Karen Minier - In 2005, she started a relationship with Scottish F1 driver David Coulthard

 

Christian Klien - After a promising performance in China, it was confirmed in December 2005 that Klien would drive for the Red Bull Racing outfit alongside David Coulthard for the 2006 season


2006

For 2006, Coulthard continued at Red Bull, partnered again with Christian Klien add something

 

These positive developments led Coulthard to state that he wished to remain with the team after the 2006 season, and to add to his victory tally with them add something

 

Coulthard became engaged to Karen Minier, a Belgian Formula One correspondent for French TV channel TF1, on 2 June 2006 add something

 

On 7 August 2006, the day after the Hungarian Grand Prix where Coulthard finished 5th, it was announced the he had extended his contract with Red Bull Racing for 2007 and would be teamed up with Mark Webber add something

 

Robert Doornbos - He thus spent most of 2006 testing at the racetracks on Fridays, ready to step into a race drive if either David Coulthard or Christian Klien were unable to race

 

Christian Klien - In 2006, Klien was unsuccessful in comparison to his more experienced teammate David Coulthard, as the Brit scored the team's first podium and was more consistent than Klien throughout the season

 

Monaco Grand Prix - Of the 2006 Formula One contenders, several have property in the principality, including Jenson Button and David Coulthard, who was part owner of a hotel there

 

Red Bull Racing - When David Coulthard finished third in the 2006 race, he donned a Superman cape for his appearance on the podium

 

Mark Webber - After some speculation of Webber joining the Renault team, which was run by Briatore, it was announced on 7 August 2006 that Webber would join Red Bull Racing for to partner David Coulthard, replacing former Jaguar Racing team mate Christian Klien

 

Red Bull Racing - The team announced on 7 August 2006 that it had signed Mark Webber to drive alongside David Coulthard for the 2007 season, replacing Christian Klien who ended his association with the team


2007

After a slow start to the 2007 season, Coulthard delivered two strong drives at the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Spanish Grand Prix where he picked up the team's first points of the season add something

 

At the Japanese GP in 2007 he wore a grey helmet with a stylised saltire in its sides as an homage to the late Colin McRae add something

 

He released his autobiography in 2007, entitled "It is What It Is" add something

 

Technical director Adrian Newey joined the team from McLaren to design the 2007 car add something

 

The team were powered by Ferrari engines, with a contract for Renault engines agreed for 2007 during the 2006 season add something

 

On 6 July 2007, Red Bull Racing announced that Coulthard's contract had been extended to the end of add something


2008

Coulthard had a bad start to his 2008 campaign after a racing incident with Felipe Massa add something

 

Despite a series of poor performances over the course of the 2008 season, he came back and managed to secure a hard-fought 3rd place at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, the 62nd podium finish of his Formula One career add something

 

Coulthard and Minier had their first child, Dayton Minier Coulthard, on 20 November 2008 weighing add something

 

Red Bull Racing - David Coulthard had a tougher start to the 2008 campaign due to poor qualifying, but a 3rd place at Canada gave Red Bull their first podium since the 2007 European Grand Prix

 

Autosport International - Drivers who have attended include David Coulthard, Gary_Paffett, Takuma Sato, Anthony Davidson, Allan McNish, Damon Hill plus 2008 formula one world champion Lewis Hamilton and 2009 world champion Jenson Button

 

Mark Webber - Webber remained with Red Bull for , where he was joined by Sebastian Vettel after David Coulthard's retirement at the end of 2008

 

Amanda Holden - She married record producer Hughes at Babington House, Somerset, on 10 December 2008 with former Formula One racing driver David Coulthard acting as the best man


2009

From 2009, Coulthard has worked on the BBC's F1 coverage as an expert summariser add something

 

He made the quarter-finals in both 2009 and in 2011, his sixth participation in the end-of-season competition add something

 

He was the Red Bull Racing reserve driver for the first two Grands Prix of the 2009 season and is remaining with the team as a consultant and demonstration driver add something

 

Sebastian Vettel - At the start of the 2009 season, Vettel replaced the retired David Coulthard at Red Bull Racing, and began strongly at the , qualifying third and running in second for the majority of the race

 

Eddie Jordan - In 2009 Jordan returned as an analyst for the BBC's Formula One coverage alongside former Formula One driver David Coulthard and journalist Jake Humphrey becoming known for breaking stories before they were confirmed by teams

 

Brendon Hartley - However, unable to get his mandatory superlicence approved until April 2009, he was replaced in this role by retired F1 driver David Coulthard for the first races in Melbourne and Sepang


2010

At certain Grands Prix in 2010, when regular Red Bull and Toro Rosso reserve drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley competed elsewhere in the 2010 Formula Renault 3,5 Series season, Coulthard was available to step in as reserve driver add something

 

Coulthard was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Birthday Honours add something

 

He returned as an active driver in the DTM series for 2010, piloting a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for Mücke Motorsport add something

 

In 2010 while working on air for the BBC F1 coverage, he admitted that Ferrari had approached him for a drive while he was racing with McLaren add something


2011

From the 2011 season onwards he became a co-commentator initially to Martin Brundle and to Ben Edwards add something

 

It was announced on 8 April 2011 that Coulthard would again race the C-Class for Mücke Motorsport in the DTM, with Ralf Schumacher as his team-mate add something

 

Abi Griffiths - In 2011 she hosted Channel 4's Formula Ford Championship, whose past drivers include Jenson Button and David Coulthard


2012

Coulthard announced retirement from racing after 2012 DTM season at 18 October 2012 add something

 

On 18 October 2012, Coulthard announced retirement from racing after the 2012 DTM season, his final race planned to be on 21 October 2012 at Hockenheim add something


2013

The museum in his home village dedicated to Coulthard is currently independently run by local fan Wendy McKenzie, after previously being run by Coulthard's sister, who died in February 2013 add something


2014

For 2014, Coulthard went onto the Nation's Cup with Wolff and the pair reached the final, finishing runner-up to Team Nordic's Tom Kristensen and Petter Solberg add something


2016

In 2016, Coulthard left the & BBC to join Channel 4 after the BBC abandoned its coverage of Formula One, with Channel 4 he will continue to commentate and be a co-presenter of their Formula 1 coverage add something

 

Guy Martin - As part of Channel 4's F1 coverage starting in March 2016, Martin fronted a special episode in which, riding his &Tyco_BMW (TAS_Racing) S1000RR superbike racing machine, he participated in a series of challenges against former F1 driver David Coulthard, driving a 2012 Red Bull RB8 F1 car at Silverstone Circuit


2018

On 10 October 2018, Coulthard was announced as a spokesperson and advisory board member of the forthcoming W Series, a racing championship for women based on Formula 3-homologated Tatuus T-318 chassis add something