One of the top British racing drivers of his generation, in a career spanning 15 seasons, David Coulthard competed in 247 Grand Prix, winning 13 of them and finishing on the podium on 62 occasions. He is available for after dinner, business keynote and motivational speaking, fireside chats and appearances.
Having dominated Britain's junior Formula Ford categories in 1989, David became the first ever recipient of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for young drivers. In 1991 he fought a titanic battle with future Formula 1 rival Rubens Barrichello for the British Formula 3 Championship, and won the prestigious Macau F3 Grand Prix.
From there, he joined Williams as a test driver in 1993 and made his Formula One debut in 1994, competing in eight Grand prix for the team during the season. Following Ayrton Senna's death, he was promoted to the race team alongside Damon Hill for the Spanish Grand Prix in 1995, became a full-time F1 driver. That year he won the Portuguese Grand Prix and finished third in the championship.
Twice a winner in the Monaco Grand Prix, David Coulthard was team-mate to Mika Häkkinen in the Finn's two Drivers' Championship winning seasons for McLaren Mercedes before helping establish the Red Bull team in 2005. David amassed a notable 535 points placing him seventh on the all-time scorers list, and making him the highest scoring British driver of all time.
His best Drivers' Championship finish was runner-up in 2001 while driving for McLaren. After retiring from F1 driving in 2008, having competed in the DTM series since 2010, David continued working with Red Bull as a consultant and joined the BBC as a commentator. Television coverage of F1 regularly reaches over 5 million UK viewers on Channel 4 and Sky Sports, and since 2016 David has worked with Channel 4 on their F1 TV coverage.
In 2018 David Coulthard wrote a business book ‘The Winning Formula - Leadership, Strategy and Motivation the F1 Way’. Drawing on his extensive experience speaking to packed conferences around the world on the subjects of Teamwork, Motivation and Leadership, as well as being invited into some of the world’s leading companies to talk about high performance and efficiency, the book lifts the lid on what it takes to be a winner in the world of Formula One and how that can be applied to life and business.