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Helmet of David Coulthard
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Flag of Great Britain David Coulthard

nationality British age 47 years old born March 27, 1971 hometown Twynholm, Scotland

Racing highlights

20012ndFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20003rdFIA Formula 1 World Championship
19983rdFormula 1
19973rdFormula 1
19953rdFormula 1
19933rdFormula 3000 International
19912ndFormula 3 Britain
19911stMasters of Formula 3
19911stFormula 3 Macau GP
19912ndFormula 3 Fuji Cup
19893rdFormula Ford Festival
19891stFormula Ford 1600 Dunlop/Autosport
19891stFormula Ford 1600 P&O Ferries Junior

Racing career summary

Races entered336
Wins25
Podiums85
Pole positions13
Fastest laps23
Race win percentage7.4%
Podium percentage25.3%

Karting highlights

20112ndThe Dan Wheldon Memorial Kart Race
19871stSuper 1 National Junior 100 Championship
19861stSuper 1 National Junior 100 Championship

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2018Racing1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2012Racing12 races1 win2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2011Racing10 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2010Racing11 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2008Racing18 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2007Racing17 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2006Racing18 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2005Racing19 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2004Racing18 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2003Racing17 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2002Racing17 races1 win6 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2001Racing17 races2 wins10 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
2000Racing17 races3 wins11 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
1999Racing16 races2 wins6 podiums0 pole position3 fastest race laps
1998Racing16 races1 win9 podiums3 pole position3 fastest race laps
1997Racing17 races2 wins4 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1996Racing16 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1995Racing17 races1 win8 podiums5 pole position2 fastest race laps
1994Racing9 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1993Racing10 races1 win4 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1992Racing11 races0 wins2 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1991Racing19 races7 wins11 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
1990Racing12 races3 wins2 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1989Racing1 race0 wins1 podium0 pole position? fastest race laps
1987KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1986KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of David Coulthard

2018 Salvadori Cup

PositionPointsTeam
9th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz 300SLMercedes-Benz 3.0

2012 DTM

PositionPointsTeam
15th14Mücke Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes AMG C-Coupe DTM
Click to show race results for DTM 2012.

2012 Red Bull Race Off

PositionPointsTeam
0Red Bull
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
21200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Renault Megane RS250

2011 DTM

PositionPointsTeam
16th1Mücke Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
AMF Mercedes C-Class 2008
Click to show race results for DTM 2011.

2011 The Dan Wheldon Memorial Kart Race

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Team Coulthard - DW Bandits

2010 DTM

PositionPointsTeam
16th1Mücke Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
110001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 08
Click to show race results for DTM 2010.

2008 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th8Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB4Renault RS27Bridgestone
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2008.

2007 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th14Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
170000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB3 (Renault)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2007.

2006 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
13th14Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB2 (Ferrari)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2006.

2005 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th24Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Red Bull RB1 (Cosworth 3.0 V10)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2005.

2004 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
10th24West McLaren Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
180000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-19 (Mercedes)
McLaren MP4-19B (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2004.

2004 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Red Bull Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2003 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th51West McLaren Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
171300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-17D (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2003.

2002 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th41West McLaren Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
171601
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-17 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2002.

2001 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd65West McLaren Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1721023
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-16 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2001.

2000 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd73West McLaren Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1731123
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-15 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2000.

1999 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
4th48West McLaren Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162603
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-14 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1999.

1998 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
3rd56West McLaren Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161933
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-13 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1998.

1997 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
3rd36West McLaren Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
172401
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-12Mercedes
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1997.

1996 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th18Marlboro McLaren Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
160200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
McLaren MP4-11 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1996.

1995 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
3rd49Rothmans Williams Renault
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
171852
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW17 (Renault)
Williams FW17B (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1995.

1994 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
8th14Rothmans Williams Renault
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80102
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW16 (Renault)
Williams FW16B (Renault)

1994 Formula 3000 International

PositionPointsTeam
9th6Vortex
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 94D (Cosworth)

1993 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Williams
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Williams FW15C (Renault)

1993 Formula 3000 International

PositionPointsTeam
3rd25Pacific Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
91402
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 93D (Cosworth)

1993 Le Mans 24h - GT class

PositionPointsTeam
0TWR
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jaguar XJ220C

1992 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Benetton
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1992 Formula 3000 International

PositionPointsTeam
9th11Paul Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
100201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 92D (Judd)

1992 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
0Paul Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 923 (Mugen Honda)

1991 Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Paul Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT35 (Mugen-Honda)

1991 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Paul Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT35 (Mugen Honda)

1991 Formula 3 Britain

PositionPointsTeam
2nd66Paul Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
165800
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT35 (Mugen Honda)

1991 Formula 3 Fuji Cup

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0Paul Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1011?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ralt RT35 (Honda)

1990 Formula Vauxhall Lotus

PositionPointsTeam
4th80Paul Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?2???
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 EFDA Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries

PositionPointsTeam
5th74Paul Stewart Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1990 RAC Esso British Touring Car Championship

PositionPointsTeam
33rd4Dave Cook Racing/Vauxhall Dealer Sport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Vauxhall Cavalier GSi

1990 Formula Opel Lotus Nations Cup

PositionPointsTeam
9th0Team Great Britain
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1989 Formula Ford Festival

PositionPointsTeam
3rd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen-Scholar RF89

1989 Formula Ford 1600 Dunlop/Autosport

PositionPointsTeam
1st131
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF89 (Ford)

1989 Formula Ford 1600 P&O Ferries Junior

PositionPointsTeam
1st102
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF89 (Ford)

1989 Tom Brown Racing School Junior / Shell Gemini Senior FF1600

PositionPointsTeam
0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1987 Super 1 National Junior 100 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

1986 Super 1 National Junior 100 Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

1986 Super 1 National Formula A Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0th0


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