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David Coulthard

David Coulthard David Coulthard
Team Red Bull
Nationality British
Podiums 62
Points 535
Grand Prix entered 247
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 1 (x13)
Highest grid position 1 (x12)
Date of Birth 27/03/1971
Place of Birth Twynholm, Scotland
David Coulthard
David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing RB3.
Formula One World Championship, Rd17, Brazilian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, 19 October 2007


A mixed third season with Red Bull. Struggles to match team mate Webber in qualifying, but scores a fourth and two fifth places to eventually out-point the Australian. However, poor reliability helps confine him to tenth in the final standings.

David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing RB2.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Monaco Grand Prix, Race, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 28 May 2006


Scores Red Bull's maiden podium in Monaco in an otherwise disappointing second season with the team, who struggle for pace and reliability. Finishes 13th in the standings.

David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing RB1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, German Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Hockenheim, Germany, 23 July 2005


Fully justifies Red Bull race seat, scoring 24 of the team's 34 points. Quick and consistent, claiming fifth on the grid and fourth place Melbourne, and again just missing out on a podium in Europe.

David Coulthard (GBR) McLaren.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Hockenheim, Germany, 24 July 2004


Ends McLaren career with lowest ever championship position. A fourth in Germany is his best race result. Defies critics by signing with new Red Bull team for 2005.

David Coulthard (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4/17D waves to the crowd.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, British Grand Prix, Race Day, Silverstone, England, 20 July 2003


Wins the opening round in Australia, but then consistently out-performed by his team mate. Finishes seventh in the drivers' championship.

David Coulthard (GBR) Mclaren MP4/17 finished on the podium in third place.
Brazilian Grand Prix, Interlagos, 31 March 2002


Finishes in fifth place in the drivers' championship, and wins in Monaco.

David Coulthard(GBR) Mclaren MP4-16 - Winner - chats with Ron Dennis Austrian Grand Prix, A1 Ring, 13 May 2001. World © Sutton


Stays at McLaren where he claims runner-up spot in the drivers' championship after wins in Brazil and Austria.

L to R: Barrichello, 2nd, Winner Coulthard, and 3rd placed Fisichella Monaco GP, 4 June 2000. World © Sutton


Third in the driver's championship, his 73 points putting him just eight behind team mate Mika Hakkinen.

Winner David Coulthard(GBR) Mclaren MP4-14 British GP, Silverstone, 11 July 1999. World © Sutton


Wins Belgian Grand Prix and his home race at Silverstone en route to fourth in the drivers' championship.

David Coulthard (GBR) McLaren on the telephone in the paddock. Formula One World Championship, Rd1, Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne, Australia, 8 March 1998. World © Sutton


Takes one victory and six second places, helping McLaren secure the constructors' championship.

Winner David Coulthard(GBR) Mclaren MP4-12 Italian GP, Monza, 7 September 1997. World ©  Sutton.


Victories in Australia and Italy help him take third place in the drivers' championship.

Ron Dennis(GBR) Mclaren Chief Executive with David Coulthard(GBR), right Australian GP 1996. World © Sutton


Moves to McLaren. Finishes second in Monaco and seventh in the drivers' championship.

David Coulthard (GBR) Williams FW17 locks a wheel on the way to his first GP victory. Portugese Grand Prix, Estoril, 24 September 1995. World © Sutton


Wins first Grand Prix in Portugal with Williams, and finishes third in the drivers' championship.

David Coulthard (GBR) Williams FW16 replaced Ayrton Senna at Williams after his fatal accident. Spanish GP, Barcelona, 29 May 1994. World © Sutton


Promoted from test driver to race driver at Williams, following the tragic death of Ayrton Senna.

L-R: John Nielsen (DEN), David Brabham (AUS), David Coulthard (GBR) Jaguar XJ220C - GT class Winner Le Mans 24 Hour Race, La Sarthe 19-20 June 1993. World © Sutton


Test driver for Williams-Renault. Finishes third in the FIA International Formula 3000 Championship with Paul Stewart Racing. GT Class Winner at the Le Mans 24 Hours with Jaguar.

David Coulthard


Runner-up in the British Formula Three championship. Also wins the F3 Marlboro Masters and the Macau Grand Prix.

David Coulthard


Winner of the McLaren Autosport Young Driver Of The Year award.

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