77 Facts About David Coulthard

1. David Coulthard owns a midnight blue 1971 Mercedes-Benz W113 280 SL built on the same day he was born.

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2. David Coulthard was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Birthday Honours for services to motorsport.

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3. David Coulthard is an ambassador for the spinal injuries charity Wings For Life.

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4. David Coulthard released his autobiography in 2007, entitled It is What It Is.

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5. David Coulthard was involved in a four-year relationship with Brazilian model Simone Abdelnour, before ending the relationship in 2005.

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6. David Coulthard owns several luxury hotels in Britain and is a former owner of the Columbus Hotel Monaco, which is located in Monaco's Fontvieille.

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7. David Coulthard has lived for some time in Monaco, and owns homes in London, Belgium and Switzerland.

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8. David Coulthard borrowed a helmet belonging to Michael Schumacher for the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix as his regular helmet was suffering from steaming up during the weekend.

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9. David Coulthard recovered from this to take fifth position in the next round at the Norisring.

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10. David Coulthard finished in the points with 8th position in the opening round held at the Hockenheimring.

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11. David Coulthard secured his only points of the year at the fifth race of the season at the Norisring, where he finished 8th.

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12. David Coulthard finished 16th in the Drivers' Championship, with one point, and Mucke finished eighth in the Teams' Championship.

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13. David Coulthard rounded out the season with an eighth-place finish in Shanghai.

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14. David Coulthard retired on the first lap of the next race at the Hockenheimring when he was involved in a multi-car collision.

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15. David Coulthard started the season by finishing in the first two races and retired from a collision in Lausitz.

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16. On 4 April 2010, David Coulthard announced a return to motor racing when he secured a contract to drive for Mucke Motorsport and would be partnered by Maro Engel.

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17. On 10 October 2018, David Coulthard was announced as a spokesperson and advisory board member of the forthcoming W Series, a racing championship for women based on Formula 3-homologated Tatuus T-318 chassis.

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18. David Coulthard presented Channel 4's highlights of the 2017 Race of Champions.

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19. David Coulthard was offered a presenting role on Top Gear alongside Jordan but turned down the offer because "Channel 4 pulled a blinder".

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20. David Coulthard returned for 2011, joining the All-Stars team alongside Filipe Albuquerque.

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21. In 2009, David Coulthard raced for the All-Stars team alongside Giniel de Villiers.

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22. David Coulthard reached the final of the Drivers' Cup and lost out to World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb.

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23. On 30 October 2008, David Coulthard was announced as one of the competitors of the event in 2008 for F1 Racing Great Britain, held at Wembley Stadium on 14 December.

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24. In 2006, David Coulthard was eliminated in the quarter-finals stage by Yvan Muller.

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25. David Coulthard was eliminated in the Round of 16 by Tom Kristensen and Great Britain were defeated by France in the semi-finals of the Nations Cup.

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26. David Coulthard was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the racing group having taken a time penalty, losing to Heikki Kovalainen.

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27. David Coulthard was unable to finish the race, when his car was hit by Williams driver Nico Rosberg and Coulthard's car was sent into the path of Rosberg's teammate Kazuki Nakajima.

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28. David Coulthard took the final points of his career with seventh place in Singapore.

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29. David Coulthard was unable to score points until Canada, when he finished on the podium in 3rd.

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30. David Coulthard started the season with a retirement after colliding with Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.

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31. David Coulthard secured tenth position in the Drivers' Championship, with 14 points, and helped Red Bull secure fifth place in the Constructors' Championship.

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32. In July, it was announced that David Coulthard would remain with Red Bull in 2008.

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33. David Coulthard finished outside the points, with consecutive retirements in Canada and the United States, before he secured fifth position in the European Grand Prix.

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34. David Coulthard continued as a driver at Red Bull in 2007, partnered by Webber.

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35. David Coulthard finished the season by finishing 13th in the Drivers' Championship, with 14 points, and Red Bull finished seventh in the Constructors' Championship.

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36. David Coulthard managed to finish in the next ten races he entered which included finishing in the points in Canada, the United States and Hungary.

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37. David Coulthard secured Red Bull Racing's first podium position by finishing 3rd in Monaco.

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38. David Coulthard stayed with Red Bull in 2006, and continued to be partnered by Klien.

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39. David Coulthard finished the season in twelfth place with Red Bull seventh in the Constructors' Championship.

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40. David Coulthard achieved points three times during this period—in Germany, Turkey and Japan.

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41. In July, it was announced that David Coulthard would remain at Red Bull for 2006.

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42. David Coulthard was offered a testing role at Ferrari, which he declined as he decided to remain in a race seat.

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43. David Coulthard managed to further points in Belgium and Italy, only suffering from one further non-finish from a collision with Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello in Japan.

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44. David Coulthard earned his fourth consecutive Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for his efforts during the season.

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45. David Coulthard finished seventh in the Drivers' Championship, scoring 51 points, and helped McLaren clinch third in the Constructors' Championship.

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46. David Coulthard managed to take back-to-back points in Brazil and San Marino as he was retired from a collision in Spain.

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47. David Coulthard began the season by taking victory in Australia and retired in Malaysia when his car developed an electrical problem.

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48. David Coulthard was again partnered at McLaren by Raikkonen for 2003.

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49. David Coulthard was awarded his third consecutive Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for his efforts during the 2002 season.

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50. David Coulthard finished the season fifth in the Drivers' Championship, with 41 points, and McLaren finished third in the Constructors' Championship.

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51. David Coulthard retired from the next race at the Nurburgring due to a collision with Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

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52. At the Canadian Grand Prix, David Coulthard took his second consecutive podium by finishing second.

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53. David Coulthard was optimistic for the new season, saying: "If they need an opinion then they have to come to me this year.

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54. David Coulthard finished third in the Drivers' Championship, with 73 points, and McLaren finished second in the Constructors' Champions.

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55. David Coulthard was involved in a multi-car collision on the first lap in Italy.

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56. David Coulthard managed to secure sixth consecutive finishes inside of the points, which included victories in Britain and Belgium and podium finishes in Austria and Hungary.

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57. David Coulthard managed to clinch second place in San Marino before suffering from another gearbox issue at Monaco.

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58. David Coulthard was awarded the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy, an annual award given to the most successful British or Commonwealth driver in Formula One over the course of one season.

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59. David Coulthard came third in the Drivers' Championship, behind Schumacher and Hakkinen, and helped McLaren clinch the Constructors' Championship.

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60. David Coulthard managed to finish in third place in the Drivers' Championship, tied on points with Benetton driver Jean Alesi, with McLaren securing fourth in the Constructors' Championship.

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61. David Coulthard started his season by taking victory in the opening round in Australia.

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62. David Coulthard managed to secure seventh place in the Drivers' Championship and McLaren finished fourth in the Constructors' Championship.

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63. David Coulthard rounded these results by finishing outside the points-scoring positions in Portugal and Japan.

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64. David Coulthard finished the season third in the Drivers' Championship, helping Williams secure second place in the Constructors' Championship.

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65. David Coulthard took a further two podiums at the Nurburgring and Aida and retired in the final two races at Suzuka and Adelaide.

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66. David Coulthard took pole position and led a majority of the race to take his first Formula One race victory.

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67. David Coulthard finished the season in eighth place with Williams second in the Constructors' Championship.

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68. David Coulthard received a telephone call from team principal Frank Williams to test the Williams car at Jerez circuit over four days, causing him to miss a Formula 3000 race at Pau.

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69. David Coulthard moved to the Vortex team in 1994, which received investment from a private investor, allowing Coulthard to drive for the team.

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70. In 1990, David Coulthard travelled to Belgium to compete in the EFDA Nations Cup for Great Britain and was partnered with Nicky Hart, where they finished 9th.

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71. David Coulthard graded each race he entered on a scale of 1 to 10, with an additional column headlined "Performance".

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72. David Coulthard was educated at Kirkcudbright Academy, achieving eight O Grades.

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73. David Coulthard was born on 27 March 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland one of three children of Duncan Coulthard and Elizabeth Joyce Coulthard nee Marshall.

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74. David Coulthard has participated in the Race of Champions, finishing runner-up in the Drivers' Cup in 2008, and winning the competition in 2014 and 2018.

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75. David Coulthard retired from Formula One racing at the end of 2008.

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76. David Coulthard won five races throughout 1999 and 2000 before finishing 2nd in the Drivers' Championship to Michael Schumacher in 2001.

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77. 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.

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