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David Coulthard

David Coulthard, renowned Formula 1 driver, excelled with McLaren and Red Bull Racing, securing 12 Grand Prix wins. Post-retirement, he co-founded Whisper and Velocity Experience. As President of the British Racing Drivers Club, he initiated the More Than Equal project for female inclusion in F1. Coulthard has also authored two best-selling books.

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David Coulthard

About David Coulthard

One of the world’s most widely recognised sports personalities, David Coulthard is a
renowned Formula 1 Grand Prix driver, television broadcaster, author and entrepreneur.

Born in Twynholm, Scotland, David Coulthard began racing karts at the age of 11 and achieved
significant success in the lower formulae of motor racing. This included victory in the
prestigious Macau Grand Prix. He won the inaugural McLaren Autosport ‘Young Driver of
the Year Award’ in 1989, leading to a test drive for the McLaren Formula 1 team.

He joined the Williams Formula 1 team in 1993 as test driver, supporting Nigel Mansell,
Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna in successive seasons. He made his Formula 1 World
Championship debut for the team the following year, scoring his maiden victory at the
1995 Portuguese Grand Prix.

He then moved to McLaren for nine seasons where he enjoyed a series of stellar
performances including winning a further 12 Grands Prix. He finished in the top 3 in the
World Championship for Drivers on no fewer than 5 occasions. His Formula 1 victories
included twice winning the prestigious British and Monaco Grands Prix.

In 2005 David Coulthard joined the newly created Red Bull Racing team and played a key role in the
team’s development, including bringing the team its first podium finish, at the 2006
Monaco Grand Prix. He stepped away from Formula 1 racing at the end of 2008, scoring
his final podium finish in that year’s Canadian Grand Prix.

His business interests include co-founding Whisper, one of Europe’s fastest growing
media production companies, and Velocity Experience which develops and produces
branded corporate events. In 2019 David became non-Executive Chairman of W Series,
the world’s first professional all-women single seater racing series, and he is President of
the British Racing Drivers Club which owns and operates Silverstone Circuit in the UK.

In 2022 David co-founded the More Than Equal initiative aimed at creating the
opportunity for the first woman to race in Formula 1 during the modern era. This
programme aims to identify the most promising female racing talents and eliminate the
barriers to entry at the pinnacle of world motor sport.

David’s profile is underlined through ambassadorships for a number of major international
brands. He continues to drive Red Bull’s F1 cars at promotional events and is co-
commentator for Channel 4’s Formula 1 coverage in the UK. He also works directly with
Formula 1, conducting podium interviews as part of Formula 1’s global television feed.

In 2007 David published his autobiography It Is What It Is and in 2018 his second book
The Winning Formula made the Sunday Times Best Seller list in the UK. In 2010 he was
appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

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