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David Coulthard Keynote Speaker

  • The Ultimate F1 Insight
  • Won 13 F1 Grand Prix in a career spanning 15 seasons
  • Author of 'The Winning Formula' and 'It Is What It Is'

David Coulthard's Biography

David Coulthard MBE is a globally recognized sports figure and keynote speaker celebrated as a former Formula 1 Grand Prix driver, television presenter, author, and entrepreneur.

Hailing from Twynholm, Scotland, David embarked on his karting journey at 11, subsequently achieving notable success in junior motor racing categories. This includes a win at the esteemed Macau Grand Prix. In 1989, he clinched the first-ever McLaren Autosport ‘Young Driver of the Year Award,’ which led to a test driving opportunity with the McLaren Formula 1 team.

In 1993, David joined the Williams Formula 1 team as a test driver, aiding Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, and Ayrton Senna over successive seasons. He debuted in the Formula 1 World Championship with the team in the following year, securing his first victory at the 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix.

David then moved to McLaren spanning nine seasons, marked by a string of exceptional performances, including 12 additional Grand Prix wins. He consistently finished in the top 3 of the World Championship for Drivers, achieving this feat on five separate occasions. Among his Formula 1 triumphs are two victories each in the prestigious British and Monaco Grands Prix.

In 2005, he became part of the nascent Red Bull Racing team, significantly contributing to its evolution, notably achieving the team’s first podium finish at the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix. David retired from Formula 1 racing at the close of 2008, marking his last podium finish in that year’s Canadian Grand Prix. His entrepreneurial ventures include co-founding Whisper, a rapidly growing media production company in Europe, and Velocity Experience, which specializes in producing branded corporate events. In 2019, he took on the role of non-Executive Chairman of W Series, the world’s first professional all-women single-seater racing series, and serves as President of the British Racing Drivers Club, which owns and operates the Silverstone Circuit in the UK.

In 2022, David co-founded the More Than Equal initiative, designed to pave the way for the first female racer in modern Formula 1. This program is dedicated to uncovering exceptional female racing talent and removing barriers to entry at the highest level of global motorsport.

David Coulthard is a speaker whose profile is further highlighted through ambassador roles for several major international brands. He remains active with Red Bull, driving their F1 cars at promotional events, and serves as a co-commentator for Channel 4’s Formula 1 broadcasts in the UK. Additionally, he works directly with Formula 1, conducting podium interviews for the F1’s global television feed.

David’s autobiography, It Is What It Is, was published in 2007, and his second book, The Winning Formula, hit the Sunday Times Best Seller list in the UK in 2018. He was honored with the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2010.

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