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Date of Birth 27 March 1971Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire [now Dumfries & Galloway], Scotland, UK
Birth NameDavid Marshall Coulthard
Nickname DC
Height 5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Coulthard was born on March 27, 1971 in Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire [now Dumfries & Galloway], Scotland as David Marshall Coulthard.

Trivia (17)

Ex-Formula One racing driver, who raced for Williams (1994-1995), McLaren (1996-2004), and Red Bull Racing (2005-2008).
In his Formula One career, Coulthard won 13 Grands Prix, took 12 pole positions, set 18 fastest laps and scored 535 World Championship points.
After winning the British Grand Prix in 2000, Coulthard flew in a Learjet 35 from Farnborough, UK, to Nice, France, which crashed at Lyon-Satolas airport after an attempted emergency landing due to engine trouble whilst en route.

The plane's pilots, David Saunders and Dan Worley, died in the crash attempting to perform an emergency landing, while Coulthard, his then-fiancée Heidi Wichlinski, and his fitness trainer Andy Matthews survived.

Despite bruised ribs, Coulthard was able managed to drag them both to safety through a rear cabin window.

Five days later, Coulthard took a podium finish at the Spanish Grand Prix, and went on to win two more GPs that season.
Released his autobiography "It Is What It Is" in 2007, admitting that he suffered from bulimia as a teenager.
Lives in Monaco, where he was formerly part-owner of the Columbus Hotel.
Is engaged to Karen Minier. They have one son, Dayton (b.November 2008).
Martin Brundle was his manager from 1998 until his retirement in 2008.
Is now an analyst on the BBC's Formula One coverage, along with remaining a consultant with Red Bull Racing.
He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Motor-Racing.
Racing for Red Bull team in Formula 1.
Racing in DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) with Mercedes team.
Is currently racing for the Red Bull Formula One team. [August 2005]
Announced his retirement from Formula One. He will continue to work with Red Bull Racing as a consultant. Is also to become a father in November 2008. [July 2008]
He is still running with McLaren Team, but his contract expires end 2004, so he will have to find another team, because Juan Pablo Montoya will take his place at McLaren in 2005.
Fontvielle, Monaco [June 2010]
He left McLaren at the end of the 2004 season and will now race for Red Bull Racing in 2005. [January 2005]

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