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David Marshall Coulthard, MBE (born March 27, 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom), often known by the nickname DC, is a former Formula One racing driver from the United Kingdom. He currently works as a co-presenter for Channel 4's F1 coverage.

Career HistoryEdit

Formula OneEdit

Coulthard was signed up by Williams in 1993 as a test driver.

Coulthard made his début in 1994 for Williams in Spain, replacing the great Ayrton Senna, who was killed in an accident two races earlier in San Marino, but on occaision was replaced by Nigel Mansell. Handed the seat full-time in 1995, Coulthard came third in the championship, taking his first win at the Portuguese Grand Prix.

He moved to McLaren in 1996, starting a partnership that would last nine years to 2004. Coulthard was consistantly in the top five in the championship from 1997 to 2002. 1996 was an average year, Coulthard scoring one podium; but 1997 was much better, winning twice to come third in the championsip. In 1998, he played his part in helping McLaren win the Constructors' Championship, while teammate Mika Häkkinen beat Michael Schumacher to the crown. Forced to play second fiddle again in 1999, where Häkkinen won the title again, Coulthard only came fourth in the championship. 2000 was a very strong for Coulthard, scoring 73 points (over double his 1997 total), but still coming third in championship. Coulthard took advantage of Häkkinen's bad luck in 2001 to install himself as team leader, scoring 65 points to come second in the championship, but still 58 points behind Schumacher. 2002 was a difficult year, but Coulthard still managed to win at Monaco. After winning the first race of 2003 in Australia, Coulthard started a slow decline that resulted in him not even reaching the podium in 2004.

Having left McLaren at the end of 2004, replaced by Juan Pablo Montoya, Coulthard joined the reformed Jaguar team, now known as Red Bull in 2005. The car was good, and Coulthard finished in fourth place twice to help him score as many points in his first season for Red Bull as he did in his last season for McLaren. 2006 was not such a success, although Coulthard scored a podium at the Monaco Grand Prix, standing on the podium in a Superman cape and forcing team principal Christian Horner to jump into a swimming pool, wearing only a Superman cape, as part of bet that was made. After a fairly quiet 2007, Coulthard competed in one final season, 2008, where he managed to finish on the podium in Canada in a topsy-turvy race, before achieving a strong 7th place in Singapore before crashing in his final race in Brazil at the second corner in a specially-liveried car, promoting the charity "Wings for Life".

Post-Formula OneEdit

He later moved into broadcasting, where he co-presented the BBC coverage of Formula One, and also co-commentated on the races as well. After the BBC gave the broadcasting rights to Channel 4, Coulthard joined the line-up.[1]

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
1992 Camel Benetton Ford Benetton-Ford Test Driver
1993 Canon Williams Renault Williams-Renault Test Driver
1994 Rothmans Williams Renault Williams-Renault Test Driver
14 8th Report
1995 Rothmans Williams Renault Williams-Renault 49 3rd Report
1996 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 18 7th Report
1997 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 36 3rd Report
1998 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 56 3rd Report
1999 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 48 4th Report
2000 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 73 3rd Report
2001 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 65 2nd Report
2002 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 41 5th Report
2003 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 51 7th Report
2004 West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 24 10th Report
2005 Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Cosworth 24 12th Report
2006 Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Ferrari 14 13th Report
2007 Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault 14 10th Report
2008 Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault 8 16th Report
2009 Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault Test Driver
2010 Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault Test Driver

Non-Racing Formula One CareerEdit

Year Role Employer
2009 Analyst BBC Sport F1
2010 Analyst BBC Sport F1
2011 Analyst / Commentator BBC Sport F1
2012 Analyst / Commentator BBC Sport F1
2013 Analyst / Commentator BBC Sport F1
2014 Analyst / Commentator BBC Sport F1
2015 Analyst / Commentator BBC Sport F1
2016 Analyst / Commentator Channel 4 F1

WinsEdit

Win Race
1 1995 Portugese Grand Prix
2 1997 Australian Grand Prix
3 1997 Italian Grand Prix
4 1998 San Marino Grand Prix
5 1999 British Grand Prix
6 1999 Belgian Grand Prix
7 2000 British Grand Prix
8 2000 Monaco Grand Prix
9 2000 French Grand Prix
10 2001 Brazilian Grand Prix
11 2001 Austrian Grand Prix
12 2002 Monaco Grand Prix
13 2003 Australian Grand Prix

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos
1994 Flag of Brazil Flag of the Pacific Community Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Europe Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 14 8th
Ret 5th 5th Ret Ret 4th 6th 2nd
1995 Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Europe Flag of the Pacific Community Flag of Japan Flag of Australia 49 3rd
2nd Ret 4th Ret Ret Ret 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd Ret Ret 1st 3rd 2nd Ret Ret
1996 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of Europe Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Japan 17 8th
Ret Ret 7th 3rd Ret 2nd Ret 4th 6th 5th 5th Ret Ret Ret 13th 8th
1997 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Austria Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan Flag of Europe 36 3rd
1st 10th Ret Ret Ret 6th 7th 7th 4th Ret Ret Ret 1st 2nd Ret 10th 2nd
1998 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan 56 3rd
2nd 2nd 6th 1st 2nd Ret Ret 6th Ret 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th Ret 3rd 3rd
1999 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Europe Flag of Malaysia Flag of Japan 48 4th
Ret Ret 2nd Ret 2nd 7th Ret 1st 2nd 5th 2nd 1st 5th Ret Ret Ret
2000 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Great Britain Flag of Spain Flag of Europe Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan Flag of Malaysia 73 3rd
Ret DSQ 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 7th 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th Ret 5th 3rd 2nd
2001 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 65 2nd
2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 5th 1st 5th Ret 3rd 4th Ret Ret 3rd 2nd Ret 3rd 3rd
2002 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Great Britain Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 41 5th
Ret Ret 3rd 6th 3rd 6th 1st 2nd Ret 10th 3rd 5th 5th 4th 7th 3rd Ret
2003 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Japan 51 7th
1st Ret 4th 5th Ret 5th 7th Ret 15th 5th 5th 2nd 5th Ret Ret 3rd
2004 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Bahrain Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Europe Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of China Flag of Japan Flag of Brazil 24 10th
8th 6th Ret 12th 10th Ret Ret 6th 7th 6th 7th 4th 9th 7th 6th 9th Ret 11st
2005 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Bahrain Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Europe Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Turkey Flag of Italy Flag of Belgium Flag of Brazil Flag of Japan Flag of China 24 12th
4th 6th 8th 11th 8th Ret 4th 7th DNS 10th 13th 7th Ret 7th 15th Ret Ret 6th 9th
2006 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Malaysia Flag of Australia Flag of San Marino Flag of Europe Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Great Britain Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Turkey Flag of Italy Flag of China Flag of Japan Flag of Brazil 14 13th
10th Ret 8th Ret Ret 14th 3rd 12th 8th 7th 9th 11th 5th 15th 12th 9th Ret Ret
2007 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Europe Flag of Hungary Flag of Turkey Flag of Italy Flag of Belgium Flag of Japan Flag of China Flag of Brazil 14 10th
Ret Ret Ret 5th 14th Ret Ret 13th 11th 5th 11th 10th Ret Ret 4th 8th 9th
2008 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Turkey Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Europe Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of China Flag of Brazil 8 16th
Ret 9th 18th 12th 9th Ret 3rd 9th Ret 13th 11th 17th 11th 16th 7th Ret 10th Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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NotesEdit

  1. "Channel 4 awards Formula One production contract to Whisper Films". Channel 4. 11 January 2016. http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-awards-formula-one-production-contract-to-whisper-films. Retrieved 12 February 2016.

External linksEdit

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V T E List of World Drivers' Championship runners-up
1950: Juan Manuel Fangio
1951: Alberto Ascari
1952: Giuseppe Farina
1953: Juan Manuel Fangio
1954: José Froilán González
1955: Stirling Moss
1956: Stirling Moss
1957: Stirling Moss
1958: Stirling Moss
1959: Tony Brooks
1960: Bruce McLaren
1961: Wolfgang von Trips
1962: Jim Clark
1963: Graham Hill
1964: Graham Hill
1965: Graham Hill
1966: John Surtees
1967: Jack Brabham
1968: Jackie Stewart
1969: Jacky Ickx
1970: Jacky Ickx
1971: Ronnie Peterson
1972: Jackie Stewart
1973: Emerson Fittipaldi
1974: Clay Regazzoni
1975: Emerson Fittipaldi
1976: Niki Lauda
1977: Jody Scheckter
1978: Ronnie Peterson
1979: Gilles Villeneuve
1980: Nelson Piquet
1981: Carlos Reutemann
1982: Didier Pironi
1983: Alain Prost
1984: Alain Prost
1985: Michele Alboreto
1986: Nigel Mansell
1987: Nigel Mansell
1988: Alain Prost
1989: Ayrton Senna
1990: Alain Prost
1991: Nigel Mansell
1992: Riccardo Patrese
1993: Ayrton Senna
1994: Damon Hill
1995: Damon Hill
1996: Jacques Villeneuve
1997: Heinz-Harald Frentzen*
1998: Michael Schumacher
1999: Eddie Irvine
2000: Mika Häkkinen
2001: David Coulthard
2002: Rubens Barrichello
2003: Kimi Räikkönen
2004: Rubens Barrichello
2005: Kimi Räikkönen
2006: Michael Schumacher
2007: Lewis Hamilton
2008: Felipe Massa
2009: Sebastian Vettel
2010: Fernando Alonso
2011: Jenson Button
2012: Fernando Alonso
2013: Fernando Alonso
2014: Nico Rosberg
2015: Nico Rosberg
2016: Lewis Hamilton
* Michael Schumacher was disqualified from the 1997 championship.
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Teams FerrariBMW SauberRenaultWilliamsRed BullToyotaToro RossoHondaSuper AguriForce IndiaMcLaren
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariBMWToyotaHonda
Race Drivers Räikkönen • 2 Massa • 3 Heidfeld • 4 Kubica • 5 Alonso • 6 Piquet, Jr • 7 Rosberg • 8 Nakajima • 9 Coulthard • 10 Webber • 11 Trulli • 12 Glock • 14 Bourdais • 15 Vettel • 16 Button • 17 Barrichello • 18 Sato • 19 Davidson • 20 Sutil • 21 Fisichella • 22 Hamilton • 23 Kovalainen
Other Drivers Badoer • Gené • Schumacher • Klien • Asmer • di Grassi • Grosjean • Yamamoto • Hülkenberg • Buemi • Kobayashi • Hartley • Wurz • Conway • Filippi • Liuzzi • Paffett • de la Rosa
2009 Teams and Drivers
Teams McLarenFerrariBMW SauberRenaultToyotaToro RossoRed BullWilliamsForce IndiaBrawn
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariBMWToyota
Race Drivers Hamilton • 2 Kovalainen • 3 Massa • Badoer • 4 Räikkönen • 5 Kubica • 6 Heidfeld • 7 Alonso • 8 Piquet, Jr • 8 Grosjean • 9 Trulli • 10 Glock • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Bourdais • 11 Alguersuari • 12 Buemi • 14 Webber • 15 Vettel • 16 Rosberg • 17 Nakajima • 20 Sutil • 21/3 Fisichella • 21 Liuzzi • 22 Button • 23 Barrichello
Other Drivers Paffett • de la Rosa • Gené • Klien • di Grassi • Hartley • Coulthard • Hülkenberg • Davidson • Wurz
2010 Teams and Drivers
Teams McLarenMercedesRed BullFerrariWilliamsRenaultForce IndiaToro RossoLotusHRTBMW SauberVirgin
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariCosworth
Race Drivers Button • 2 Hamilton • 3 Schumacher • 4 Rosberg • 5 Vettel • 6 Webber • 7 Massa • 8 Alonso • 9 Barrichello • 10 Hülkenberg • 11 Kubica • 12 Petrov • 14 Sutil • 15 Liuzzi • 16 Buemi • 17 Alguersuari • 18 Trulli • 19 Kovalainen • 20 Chandhok • 20/21 Yamamoto • 20 Klien • 21 Senna • 22 De la Rosa • 22 Heidfeld • 23 Kobayashi • 24 Glock • 25 Di Grassi
Other Drivers Paffett • Hartley • Ricciardo • Coulthard • Fisichella • Badoer • Gené • Bottas • Tung • D'Ambrosio • Charouz • Di Resta • Fauzy • Soucek • Razia
V T E Grand Prix Drivers' Association
Chairman
Moss • Bonnier • Stewart • Scheckter • Pironi • Senna • M. Schumacher • Coulthard • R. Schumacher • De la Rosa • Heidfeld • Barrichello • Wurz
Directors
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Affected races
1969 Belgian Grand Prix • 1970 German Grand Prix • 1982 South African Grand Prix • 1994 San Marino Grand Prix
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