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David Coulthard

David Coulthard

One of the world’s most widely recognised sports personalities, David Coulthard is a former Formula 1 Grand Prix driver, television broadcaster, author and entrepreneur.

Born in  Scotland, David began racing karts at the age of 11 and achieved significant success in the lower formulae of motor racing. This included victory in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix. He won the inaugural McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year Award in 1989, leading to a test drive for the McLaren Formula 1 team.

He went on to race for the Williams, McLaren and Red Bull Formula 1 teams, winning 13 Grand Prix races and achieving 62 podium finishes.

His business interests include co-founding Whisper Films, one of the UK’s fastest growing television production companies which produces sports and entertainment content including from NFL, Formula 1, US Open Golf, FA Women’s Football and the Paralympic Games. He is also a partner in Velocity Experience which develops and produces branded events for a wide range of corporate clients.

In 2022 David co-founded the More Than Equal initiative aimed at creating the opportunity for the first woman to race in Formula 1 during the modern era. This programme aims to identify the most promising female racing talents and eliminate the barriers to entry at the pinnacle of world motor sport.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book former formula one driver and motivational speaker David Coulthard  for your next event.

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