David Coulthard former Formula One racing driver. He made his Formula One debut in 1994 and now is popular keynote speaker, inspires motivation, teamwork and leadership.
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David is a former Formula One racing driver. He made his Formula One debut in 1994. He was then a test driver with Williams, but following Ayrton Senna's death at Imola, he was promoted to the race team alongside Damon Hill for the Spanish Grand Prix. He won 13 Grand Prix in a career spanning 15 seasons.
David 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.
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.
Twice a winner in the Monaco GP, David Coulthard was team-mate to Mika Häkkinen in the Finn's two Drivers' Championship winning seasons for McLaren Mercedes before helping establish the Red Bull team.
David Coulthard amassed a notable points haul placing him seventh on the all-time scorers list. His best Drivers' Championship finish was second in 2001.
After retiring from Formula One David 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.