David Coulthard speaker

David Coulthard Keynote Speaker

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

David Coulthard's Biography

David Coulthard MBE is a former F1 Racing Driver, celebrated sports personality, broadcaster, author and entrepreneur.  He is a popular keynote speaker for corporate events where he shares his insights on F1, working in high performance teams and on leadership.

He began racing at just 11 years old. Early in his career he won the prestigious Macau Grand Prix and the inaugural McLaren Autosport ‘Young Driver of the Year Award’ in 1989.  David joined the Williams Formula 1 team in 1993, made his debut in 1994, and secured maiden victory at the 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix.

He moved to McLaren for nine seasons, became the longest contracted driver in the team’s history, and won a further 12 Grands Prix.  He finished in the top 3 in the World Championship for Drivers five times and won the British and Monaco Grands Prix twice.

In 2005, David joined the Red Bull Racing team and was a crucial player in the team’s development. He helped the team achieve its first podium finish at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2006, before stepping away from F1 racing at the end of 2008, having scored his final podium finish at the Canadian Grand Prix.

David is Co-Founder of Whisper, one of the UK’s fastest-growing media production companies producing sports and entertainment content for the NFL, Formula 1, SailGP, US Open Golf, FA Women’s Football and the Paralympic Games. He is also Co-Founder of Velocity Experience, a branded corporate events company.

Since 2019, he has been the non-Executive Chairman of W Series, the world’s first professional all-women single seater racing series. He was also elected President of the British Racing Drivers Club which owns and operates Silverstone Circuit in the UK.

He is a brand ambassador for Red Bull, Mercedes Benz, IWC, Heineken, Cooper Tire, UBS and Transcal, and he drives Red Bull’s Formula 1 cars for promotional events. David co-commentates Channel 4’s F1 coverage in the UK and conducts podium interviews with top three finishers for Formula 1’s global television feed.

David published his autobiography It Is What It Is in 2007.  In 2018 his second book The Winning Formula was a Sunday Times Best Seller.

He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2010.

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David Coulthard - make opportunities happen
Red Bull Racing Honda | That Time David Coulthard Took F1 Donuts To A Whole New Level
Red Bull Racing Honda | That Time David Coulthard Took F1 Donuts To A Whole New Level

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