David Coulthard is a British former racing driver , presenter, commentator and journalist know all about David Coulthard Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Professional Career, Children
|Birthdate ( Age)||27 March 1971|
|Place of Birth||Twynholm, United Kingdom|
|Children||Dayton Minier Coulthard|
|Parents||Duncan Coulthard, Joyce Coulthard|
|Profession||British former racing driver, presenter, commentator and journalist|
|Net Worth||$80 Million|
David Marshall Coulthard MBE is a British former racing driver from Scotland, later turned presenter, commentator and journalist. Nicknamed ‘DC’, he competed in 15 seasons of Formula One between 1994 and 2008, taking 13 Grand Prix victories and 62 podium finishes.
After retiring from Formula One Coulthard continued working with Red Bull as a consultant and joined the BBC as a commentator and pundit for their coverage of Formula One.
David Coulthard Family, Parents
Coulthard was born on 27 March 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, one of three children to road haulier Duncan Coulthard and Elizabeth Joyce Coulthard née Marshall.His family was connected to motor racing: his grandfather competed in the Monte Carlo Rally and his father drove karts, becoming Scottish National Champion.From an early age motorsport was where his interest lay, later listing Formula One World Champions Jim Clark, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost as his childhood heroes.Coulthard was educated at Kirkcudbright Academy, achieving eight O Level certificates.
David Coulthard Wife
Coulthard was involved in a four-year relationship with Brazilian model Simone Abdelnour, before ending the relationship in 2005. Coulthard became engaged to Karen Minier, a Belgian Formula One correspondent for French TV channel TF1, on 2 June 2006. The couple planned to marry “in the near future”.Coulthard and Minier had their first child, Dayton Minier Coulthard, on 20 November 2008.
David Coulthard Net Worth
David Marshall Coulthard MBE is a British former racing driver from Scotland, later turned presenter, commentator and journalist who has an estimated Net Worth of $80 Million in 2022.
David Coulthard Professional Career
Throughout 1993 and 1994, Coulthard was employed by Williams Grand Prix Engineering team as their official test driver. A race seat became available after the death of Ayrton Senna in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. 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.
In 1995, Coulthard again competed with Williams alongside Damon Hill. He was optimistic for the season, saying: “I’d like to think I can win a Grand Prix this year. That’s really my aim, plus to score points in as many races as possible.”Coulthard’s season started off with controversy when he and Benetton driver Michael Schumacher were disqualified for fuel irregularities in the first round in Brazil, where Coulthard finished second.
Despite his poor form in the early part of the season, Coulthard secured four consecutive podiums, with a further two consecutive retirements in Belgium and Italy, where he secured his first pole position of his career. For Portugal, Williams introduced a revised version of their car, the Williams FW17B.
In 1997, Coulthard again partnered Häkkinen at McLaren. He started his season by taking victory in the opening round in Australia.Coulthard was unable to score in the next four rounds, due to being involved in a collision in Argentina and contended with unreliability with his car. The factor of unreliability had an impact throughout the season, which became notable in Canada when Coulthard made a pit stop while leading and the car developed clutch problems.
Coulthard stayed with McLaren, alongside Häkkinen for 1999. His season got off with two consecutive retirements in Australia and Brazil caused by hydraulics and gearbox failures, respectively. Coulthard managed to clinch second place in San Marino before suffering from another gearbox issue at Monaco. He took his second podium of the year in Spain before Coulthard later finished outside the points-scoring positions in Canada and retired with electrical problems in France.
Following the purchase of the Jaguar team by Red Bull, Coulthard announced on 17 December 2004 that he would leave McLaren to move to Red Bull for the 2005 season. He signed a one-year deal for a reported £1.8 million to drive alongside Austrian driver Christian Klien.Coulthard was offered a testing role at Ferrari, which he declined as he decided to remain in a race seat.
On 4 December 2004, Coulthard participated in his first Race of Champions for Great Britain alongside 1995 World Rally Champion Colin McRae.Coulthard was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the racing group having taken a time penalty, losing to Heikki Kovalainen. Coulthard and McRae were again chosen to compete in 2005, when the event was held in Stade de France.
On 25 November 2008, it was announced that Coulthard would join the BBC as a pundit alongside Jake Humphrey and Eddie Jordan for the broadcaster’s coverage of Formula One.With the departure of commentator Jonathan Legard at the end of 2010, Coulthard was announced as a co-commentator alongside Brundle, after undergoing successful screen tests.
He also writes a regular column for The Daily Telegraph and BBC Sport.In 2016, Coulthard left the BBC to join Channel 4 after the BBC abandoned its coverage of Formula One. With Channel 4 he continued to commentate and be a co-presenter of their Formula 1 coverage.
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