Coulthard honoured with MBE 12 Jun 2010
Former Williams, McLaren and Red Bull driver David Coulthard has been awarded an MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours List. The Scot, who retired from F1 competition at the end of 2008, remains the most successful Briton in terms of points scored.
"I'm delighted to receive this for my contribution to motorsports," Coulthard told British F1 broadcasters the BBC, for whom he is now a television pundit. "A big thank you to all those who have helped me and to the whole motorsports community, because the platform of motor racing has given me this opportunity."
During his 15-year Formula One career, Coulthard, now 39, won 13 Grands Prix, secured 62 podium finishes and scored 535 world championship points. His best finish in the driver standings was second, in 2001 behind Michael Schumacher.