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David Coulthard

David Coulthard


27 March 1971 (50)
Gregor Foitek (27 March 1965)


13 (5.3%)
62 (25.1%)
12 (4.9%)
0 (0%)
535 (2.2 points per race avg)
690 (6.2%)
0 (0%)
78 (31.6%)
1994 Spanish Grand Prix
2008 Brazilian Grand Prix

about David Coulthard

David Marshall Coulthard, (; born 27 March 1971), known as DC, is a British former Formula One racing driver turned presenter, commentator and journalist. He was runner-up in the 2001 Formula One World Drivers' Championship, driving for McLaren.

Coulthard began karting at the age of eleven and achieved early success before progressing to car racing in the British Formula Ford Championship and the Formula 3000 series. He first drove in Formula One with Williams F1 in the 1994 season succeeding the late Ayrton Senna. The following year he won his first Grand Prix in Portugal, and then for the 1996 season he moved to McLaren. After winning two races in the 1997 season, he finished 3rd in the World Drivers' Championship in the 1998 season.

He won five races throughout 1999 and 2000 before finishing 2nd in the Drivers' Championship to Michael Schumacher in 2001. Two more victories followed between 2002 and 2003 before he left McLaren at the end of 2004. He moved to Red Bull in 2005 and secured their first podium a year later. Coulthard retired from Formula One racing at the end of 2008.

After retiring from Formula One Coulthard continued working with Red Bull as a consultant and joined the BBC as a commentator and pundit for their coverage of Formula One. He returned to active motorsports in 2010 joining Mücke Motorsport in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and retired at the end of 2012. Coulthard has also participated in the Race of Champions, finishing runner-up in the Drivers' Cup in 2008, and winning the competition in 2014. Since 2016 he has worked as a commentator and analyst for Channel 4 after they took over the BBC's terrestrial television rights.

source: Wikipedia


1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,

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1994 Damon Hill
Ayrton Senna
Nigel Mansell
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1995 Damon Hill
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1996 Mika Häkkinen
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1997 Mika Häkkinen
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1998 Mika Häkkinen
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1999 Mika Häkkinen
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2000 Mika Häkkinen
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2001 Mika Häkkinen
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2002 Kimi Räikkönen
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2003 Kimi Räikkönen
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2004 Kimi Räikkönen
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2005 Christian Klien
Vitantonio Liuzzi
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2006 Christian Klien
Robert Doornbos
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2007 Mark Webber
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2008 Mark Webber
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