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One of the world’s most widely recognised sports personalities, David Coulthard is a former Formula 1 Grands Prix driver, television broadcaster, author and entrepreneur.
13 Grands Prix won during a stellar career spanning 15 seasons with the Williams, McLaren and Red Bull Racing Formula One teams.
David is also extremely popular with corporate audiences. Currently he is a keynote speaker, global brand ambassador for major companies including, broadcaster and commentator for Channel 4 in the UK, and continuing to drive Formula One cars at promotional events for Red Bull.
Forming the ultimate ‘double act’ with Mark Gallager in 2012, David brings not only a winner’s insight to the task of driving yourself and your team to achieve excellence, but has first hand experience of handling the risks, technology, innovation and sacrifices required to compete at the highest level.
Born in Twynholm, Scotland, David began racing karts at the age of 11 and rapidly progressed through the lower ranks of motor racing, including winning the prestigious Macau Grand Prix and Masters Formula 3 events.
In 1993 he joined the Williams Formula 1 team as test driver, providing vital support to drivers including Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. He made his Formula 1 World Championship debut for the team the following year. His first Formula 1 victory, at the Portuguese Grand Prix, came whilst driving for Williams in 1995.
He then moved to McLaren for nine seasons, becoming the longest contracted driver in the team’s history. During this time he won a further 12 Grands Prix and finished in the top 3 in the World Championship for Drivers on no fewer than 5 occasions.
Formula 1 victories included winning the British and Monaco Grands Prix twice, and during this time he enjoyed wheel-to-wheel combat with rivals including team mate Mika Hakkinen and Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher.
In 2005 David was invited to join the newly created Red Bull Racing team and played a key role in developing the team’s capabilities, including bringing its first podium finish in Monaco in 2006. He stepped away from racing in Formula 1 at the end of the 2008 season, but not before scoring his final podium finish at that year’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Driving yourself and your team to achieve excellence
The keys to win: determination, study, constance, sacrifice, preparation and much more.